Ben started out having headaches. I was told it was eye strain, then migraines, then a sinus infection. After a lot of persistence from us, we got the doctor to do a CT scan which reveled he had a tumor. We were sent to St. Jude for treatment. Ben had a gross total resection of his tumor (which was situated in the center of his brain). He then had 30 proton radiation treatments followed by 5 months of chemo.
September 19th, 2017 marks one year since that first devastating scan. Ben has had to overcome many obstacles but has done so fearlessly. He got the name “fearless Ben” because when he was first diagnosed they asked him to name his tumor. Ben is a very intelligent 10 year old. He said he wanted to name the tumor “fear”. So when it was removed he would be “fearless”.
Hope session by Emily Bartley Photography.