Honored Kid

Britney B.

Age 11
Britney B. Kid Photo

Location

Malone, WI, US

Diagnosis

Retinoblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

January 2010

Status

In remission

Treated At

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

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My Story

In November of 2009, Britney's right eye started wondering. By January of 2010, it had become much more noticeable. Britney went to see a Pediatric Opthalmologist on February 2, 2010 - one week after she had turned one year old. Britney was diagnosed with bilateral Retinoblastoma, cancer of both eyes. Retinoblastoma is a very aggressive cancer and has a high chance of secondary tumors so Britney will be followed closely for the rest of her life. Unlike other tumors, the tumors in the eyes cannot be removed without removing the eyes themselves. We spent a week at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee and then went to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for treatment. Britney received Intra-arterial chemotherapy. Britney turned 2 in January. She had an MRI in February of 2011 that showed a lesion in the right temporal region. This lesion was removed March of 2011 and appears to be benign. Cancer took the sight in her right eye, but she has not let that slow her down. She is our dare devil! She loves dressing up like a princess and watching Tinker Bell movies - just like every other 2 year old girl. She is kicking cancer's butt!!

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