Honored Kid

Teagan H.

Age 14
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Location

Huntley, IL, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

June 2007

Status

In remission

Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

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My Story

Our sweet little princess Teagan Grace Haniszewski came bursting into the world August 4, 2005 with a head full of curly dark hair and hazel eyes. She has been a continual joy and blessing to mom and dad, Carly & Bryant. She loves ballet and gymnastics (she calls it nastics) and playing outside at her water table. Teagan is a very happy girl who loves to laugh, and always answers with a please or thank you. In May of 2007, Teagan began having some intermittent vomiting and had trouble walking and standing up. We took her to the pediatrician on Friday June 1st for an 11:45 appointment. After hearing Teagans symptoms the doctor sent us to Good Shepherd Hospital for a CT scan at 2:30 that revealed a large brain tumor in the back of her head. The doctor sent us immediately to Childrens Memorial Hospital in Chicago where we were admitted through the Emergency Room. After nine surgeries, Teagan came home on December 14th, 2007. She is due to finish 19 months of chemotherapy this month and start 6-8 weeks of proton radiation in April at MD Anderson Hospital, Houston, Texas.

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