In spring 2015, at home in California, 2-year-old Ty was having a hard time during an Easter egg hunt. Every time he bent to pick up a colored egg, he lost his balance and fell. He’d been having headaches and ear infections, but this was really worrying. On examination, Ty’s pediatrician sent him to the local hospital for a CT scan. An hour later, Ty’s parents received crushing news: Ty had a mass in his brain the size of a small peach.
Within a week he was in surgery at another nearby hospital to remove the tumor, a type called anaplastic ependymoma. But when it came to further treatment, Ty’s parents turned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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