Meet Ana the brave. A true cancer warrior. She was diagnosed with a pilocytic astrocytoma in her brain stem when she was 3. Her spunk and tenacity got her through a 1 1/2 year course of chemo (carbo/vinc). She was blessed with 2 1/2 years off before having a reoccurrence. At 7 years old, she endured 9 more months of chemo (vinblastine). We have just begun a new adventure, traveling to Boston for proton beam radiation. Please keep her in your prayers as she fights this villain.
Our family lives in Rochester, Minnesota. Kevin works at the Mayo Clinic as a nurse anesthetist and Heather is a stay-at-home mommy that previously worked as an Occupational Therapist (until this mom-job came along). We have two beautiful daughters. Ana was born in 2005 and Elsa was born in 2007.
Ana started having early morning vomiting just after her 3rd birthday in July 2008. It…
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