In the summer of 2010, George started experiencing morning headaches and nausea. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor, an ependymoma, the size of a small orange, located on the right side of his brain. He underwent 10 hours of surgery and 31 sessions of subsequent radiation therapy. George handled the pain, discomfort, long visits with doctors and the complete lack of routine like a champion. He continues to go from strength to strength physically and mentally. George and his family marked the milestone third year free of tumor recurrence with memorable, family-oriented, fun-filled vacations and activities together, celebrations not taken for granted nor postponed.
George and his family cherish their time together and fully enjoy the opportunities life has given them. They know they’re blessed and pledge to make the difference in the lives of other children and their families affected by brain tumors by raising awareness and funds for research and clinical trials. Please join in and help find new treatments for pediatric brain tumors so these families can have many opportunities for memorable times together.
Watch George have a dream come true when he went to a SF Giants game and met a few baseball players.