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#1 Jun 14, 2008
Drew was 4 years old when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, on April 22, 2004. This was also the 6th angel anniversary of his brother, Alex. Drew was admitted to the hospital on April 22, 2004. On April 26, 2004 he had a successful surgery with approximately 98% tumor removal. On April 30, the pathology report confirmed the tumor was a Glioblastoma Multiforme.
For the past four years this is what Drew has been through...
dx 4/22/04 Brain Tumor GBM, resection 4/26/04,
42 days 70 mg Temador ended 6/30/04, 33 treatments
radiation, 5 days 150 mg Temador
4/26/05 - completed Temador Protocol - off treatment
MRI - April 5, 2007 - suspicious area
Re-MRI May 17
Emergency MRI - May 7
5/22/07 - PET Scan- Necrosis
5/28/07- Started Hyperbarics at Duke- 60 treatments
7/20/07 - MRI "Greatly Improved"
10/1/07 - MRI - an area of concern in the tumor bed
10/22/07 - PET - shows tumor bed as a "hot spot"
10/23/07 - MRI/MRS - enhancement in the tumor bed - area of concern has more than doubled in size
10/31/07 - Craniotomy - 100% resected - GBM
4/16/08 - MRI - CLEAN
4/22/08 - 4 YEAR SURVIVOR!
6/11/08 - MRI -CLEAN
Thank you everyone for your prayers. NEVER underestimate the power of prayer! Thank you God! We are now breathing again. His next MRI should be in August. We will be enjoying our summer.!!!
Drew is the happiest little boy to have been through so much. He has decided to try and help other kids just like himself, by raising money for the pediatric brain tumor research.
Please support Drew's mission and mail him a check, made out to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation or make an online donation here: www.firstgiving.com/brownbagforcure
PO Box 94
Beaverdam, VA 23015
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