Introducing Lizzie Pinion
Lizzie was diagnosed with anaplastic medulloblastoma, a fast growing cancer on April 12, 2012. She was having bad headaches for a week that was making her vomit; it was rare for her to get headaches, and especially ones that would make her sick. After the 4th time of getting a headache and vomiting, we decided to take her to the hospital. While at Kishwaukee Community Hospital a CT scan found a golf ball size brain tumor at the bottom of her brain. We were sent to Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago and the tumor was removed the very next day. Children's tested the tumor and found the cancer. The Doctors managed to remove the entire tumor. Lizzie went through chemotherapy at Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield and proton radiation therapy at Procure in Warrenville from May thru June of 2012. After the 6 weeks of Chemo and radiation, Lizzie then had to go to Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's hospital in Chicago once a month spending three nights there for 6 months for additional chemotherapy from August 2012 - January 2013. Lizzie will finish her chemo in 2013. She will have MRIs every 3 months for at least year, making sure this aggressive cancer stays gone! During Lizzie's 6 weeks of treatment at CDH, she met Faith Robinson who was battling Leukemia for the 2nd time. Faith talked to Lizzie about chemo and losing her hair for the 2nd time. After talking with Faith, Lizzie didn't care about losing her hair, and she never wore a scarf or wig after that. A Big Huge thank you to Faith for helping Lizzie through a very difficult time!!
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