I was 9 years old when I felt a large lump in my stomach. Within days, the lump had grown to the size of a basketball and my parents rushed me to Doernbecher's. The nurses met us in the ER and rushed me into surgery, which lasted for 14 hours....
Back in 1968 I was told I was the first survivor of an open heart surgery at Doernbecher Hospital. I then had another one in 1973 to repair scar tissue from the first surgery. Today I live with a slight murmur but thanks to some great doctors I...
The day my family met those two was one of the best days of my life. They offered hope and a plan for this scary thing called brain cancer.