Stefanee Brooks #Strong4Stef

First post: Mar 10, 2021
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. I was asked to post here in order to keep family and friends updated on my Brain Tumor Battle!


This is my story: Dating back to July 16 2019 I was told I have brain tumor. A lot has happened since then so I will just give au update and post from there.

 Aug 14 2019 I had a craniotomy to remove a brain tumor(Felicia as we call her) Once the neurosurgeon went in to remove Felicia we found out she is inoperable.Because she sits on my carotid artery and optic nerve.  But the surgeon did remove two smaller tumors. I was told I would need radiation to try and shrink Felicia. 

When we went for my 6 week check up, We discovered that I had grew another tumor on the right side of my brain. 

In December of 2019 I was informed about two additional tumors at the right convexity of my brain, so now this makes 6 tumors in 7 months. 

Anyway fast forward to today March 2021 
I have had two ear surgeries, heart cath, hysterectomy (they aren’t sure if tumors are feeding off of hormones) gallbldder removed, liver is enlarged, I have a mass on my kidneys, An enlarged heart, pericardial effusion, empty sella syndrome, and severe damage done to my vision along with seizures . Not to mention my T cell lymphoma, atypical ductal hyperplasia and thyroid disease. 

I have been to MD Anderson and we also go to Vanderbilt this week for hopefully some answers. 

I was asked to create this page to keep everyone updated on my brain tumor progress  My tumors appear to be very rare as they are continuing to cause issues and new symptoms. 

Having brain tumors has made me not be able to work, I now have to pay for my health insurance which is $662 a month, When people say life can change in a instant I am living proof of that! I try my best to get through every day the best I can but these past few weeks are getting the best of me. But like my preacher says you can’t have Faith and Fear in the same situation, so I chose