Shira Cohler-Esses

First post: Feb 19, 2018 Latest post: Sep 7, 2019

Shira's Hebrew name is Shira Ilana bat haRav Dina v'Eliezer.  She had a brain tumor removed on Wednesday 2/21. According to the neurosurgeon, the surgery was an unqualified success! The tentative diagnosis is olfactory neuroblastoma; more will be known about the tumor (and any possible future treatments) after the pathology reports are available. (More/current info is available in journal updates.)

 **Dianne and Larry greatly appreciate everyone's concern and support AND have requested that for now people do not visit, call, text, or email.  Messages of support can be posted at ( .Cards can be sent to them at home (370 Riverside Drive, 14A, New York, NY 10025). (Please do not bring food or anything else to their home until further notice.)

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