UPDATE: Jan. 2015 Riley had another recurrence in July 2013. She had another craniotomy where they were able to remove 90-95% of the tumor, she then had a stem cell transplant in Oct. 2013. 6 weeks after the transplant, there was no sign of the residual tumor!! She had scans on Jan 5, 2015 and she still has No Evidence of Disease (NED)!! She is currently attending school and trying to get back to living her life like a “normal” 14 year old!!
UPDATE: July 2012 – Recurrence confirmed…completed 5 sessions of Cyber Knife treatment, waiting for Sept to have next scan to see if it worked! She continues to be positive & an inspiration to everyone that knows her!!
The courage of a child is amazing and regardless of the struggles she faced, how she always kept a smile on her face!! SHE IS MY HERO!! This is a glimpse into my daughter Riley’s battle with cancer. In 2008, when she was 7, she was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma – a malignant brain tumor. We almost lost her in Feb 2009 when she went into septic shock after contracting Pneumonia. She is still facing many obstacles from the effects of her treatment but she is still alive and still CANCER FREE!!!