From the time he was a baby, Alberto was an active and joyful boy who always had a smile to share. As a 1-year-old, he already loved sports, especially soccer, basketball and baseball. But in August 2016, Alberto suddenly began to lose his balance. “It got progressively worse until he stopped walking completely,” said his mother, Nallely.
Concerned, she took him to a local hospital, where doctors discovered a mass in Alberto’s brain. An MRI soon revealed Alberto suffered from a rare brain tumor identified as an embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes (ETMR).