Honored Kid

Mia Thinnes

Age 18
Mia Thinnes Kid Photo


Bismarck, ND, US


Brain or spinal cord tumor

Date of Diagnosis

July 2010


In remission

Treated At

Mayo Clinic Rochester

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My Story

Mia was diagnosed with a Medulloblastoma Brain Tumor shortly after turning 6 years old. The tumor was at the base her brain stem cause severe headaches and nausea and was about the size of a golf ball. The tumor was successfully removed at St Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN in July 2010. After that we spent almost 7 weeks in Rochester to do daily radiation and weekly chemo treatments. Mia finished all her chemo cycles in September 2011. We still do MRI scans every 3 months to verify no tumor regrowth is happening. Mia is a happy little girl who is almost 9! She loves to dance and is even on a dance team this year. She loves to have her friends over, swim in the summer and build snow men and go sledding in the winter. She has two sisters, one is 2 years older (Hannah) and Grace is only 1 minute older ;o)

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