Honored Kid

Anthony Salah

Age 19
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Location

Northville, MI, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

April 2011

Status

In treatment

Treated At

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

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My Story

Anthony is 7 yrs old and is the second child of three sons. He is a very active boy with an artistic imagination and a deep affinity with God and his faith. His love of sports ranges from hockey, baseball, swimming and golf. he is on the honor roll at St. Edith's in Livonia and was selected student of the month in Wayne County Michigan. He is a kind soul filled with love, strength, peace and harmony for his family, friends and teammates. In November of 2011, Anthony was actively playing hockey on the Novi Mite hockey team. He was feeling dizzy and complaining that his helmet was to tight. After that Anthony was complaining of headaches and continued to feel pain and utter painful sounds and screams while he put his hands so tightly around his skull. The pediatrician told the parents that it was a sinus infection and would get better. But Anthony only became sicker and the doctors thought it was a case of sinuses, allergies and the flu. The parents were still very concerned and took him to the hospital and demanded a cat scan. The radiologist told them that they found a large mass in the forth ventricle on the left cerebellum. After an MRI was done - the doctors concluded results of Medullablastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children. On November 25th - the day after Thanksgiving, a 12 hour surgery was performed to remove the tumor. Although, after surgery, Anthony could have complications, his was successful with no damage and when he woke, he said "I am Alive." The doctors agreed that the treatment would be radiation and then chemotherapy. He is being treated at MD Anderson Cancer Treatment Center in Houston Texas and will be there for a while.

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