Honored Kid

Amanda W

Age 37
Amanda W Kid Photo

Location

Lombard, IL, US

Diagnosis

Medulloblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

August 1988

Status

Other living

Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

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My Story

Amanda was diagnosed with a Medulloblastoma in 1988 after receiving a CT scan of her head after a fall while fishing. After receiving surgery, chemo, and radiation her prognosis was good according to the 5 year survival rates but little to no information existed at the time for 10 let alone 20 year survival rates. Amanda has had a long journey from her all clear in 1989 since she was left with physical and above average learning disabilities from brain swelling and the radiation she received, but has found many hobbies such as her love for animals especially horses and hamsters, craft fairs, shopping, coloring books, and Chicago sports. Amanda continues to need constant care and numerous pills daily and has an average of 30 doctor visits a year for checkups, blood work, and MRI's. Amanda has always been positive about her condition and looks forward to her doctor visits because it gives her a chance to see some of her oldest friends.

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