Honored Kid

Marissa F.

Age 24
Marissa F. Kid Photo

Location

Ridge, NY, US

Diagnosis

Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

December 2003

Status

In maintenance

Treated At

Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital

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My Story

Marissa's brother has been a shavee with St Baldrick's for 9 years now; beginning when she was first diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2003. He was Knighted after 7 years, in 2011. 2012 was exceptionally difficult for the family. Marissa spent 101 days in the hospital and underwent 22 different brain surgeries. Because of ongoing medical research and sheer determination she has made a magnificent recovery and returned to school this past month.

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