My daughter Megan is 15 years old and fighting a high-grade Glioma in her spinal cord. It is considered Glioblastoma Multiforme grade 4, but with a rare presentation in her spinal cord.
She had emergency surgery on October 1, 2018, after becoming nearly paralyzed over a 12 hour period. The day before this all happened, she ran a high school cross country race and attended homecoming. Following surgery, she had a short 4-day hospital stay at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago and was transferred for another 3 weeks of inpatient rehabilitation at the Shirley Ryan Ability Labs in Chicago so she could learn to walk again! She has undergone radiation/chemo and is currently in her 2nd of 6 rounds of chemotherapy that will last through this summer. We are so pleased to report that she is back at school full time and working out with the track team this spring – getting back to what she loves… Running!