Ashtyn is being treated for brain cancer

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As her mom Kiara puts it, Ashtyn loves to cheer, and “warms everyone’s heart.”

When Ashtyn was off balance at cheer practice and began to throw up frequently, her mom knew something was wrong.

 
 
Ashtyn in her cheer outfit

Ashtyn loves to cheer in her spare time.

 
 

During a visit to the emergency room, doctors discovered a tumor on Ashtyn’s brain.

My first thought was, ‘Is this the end for my 5-year old?’

Ashtyn’s mom, Kiara

 
Ashtyn and her parents in a hosptial room
 

Ashtyn had medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer.

She was immediately referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

 
 

Families, like Ashtyn's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything.

 
 
Patient Ashtyn with her parents
 
  1. At St. Jude, Ashtyn’s treatment included proton therapy and chemotherapy.

    She also started kindergarten through the St. Jude school program.

    St. Jude is God-sent. Everything we need is here.

    Ashtyn’s mom, Brittney

    Candid photo of Ashtyn with her family

    Ashtyn with her moms, Brittney (left) and Kiara (right) and sister.

    Ashtyn recently finished treatment and now returns for scans every three months.

 
 

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