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New Studies Give Hope to Children with Brain Tumours: Evie’s Story


New Research Gives Hope to Children with Most Common Types of Brain Tumours

by Sue McKechnie, CKN Childhood Cancer Advocacy Co-Editor

Evie was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was 6 months old.  After 3 straight years of chemotherapy, her tumour looked stable enough to stop treatment.  After being treatment free for 17 months, an MRI showed that her tumour was growing.

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Creating a Circle of Hope for Childhood Brain Cancer

Shawns Teamby Sue McKechnie, CKN Advisory Board Member, Childhood Cancer Awareness & Advocacy

It was a week after our son, Shawn, had been diagnosed with a brain tumour. He had undergone invasive surgery at SickKids Hospital and was still unresponsive in intensive care.  It was Mother’s Day weekend and I sat trying to eat lunch, very much in a daze over what had transpired in our lives over the last few weeks. A month earlier, I had no idea that children could have brain tumours and now I understood all too well how quickly a family’s life could change.


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