ETHAN

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Meet 8 year-old Ethan from Statesville, North Carolina.  His family shares:

"After a brief period of nausea, vomiting, and headaches, and several trips to the doctor, Ethan was sent to the hospital for tests. By the end of that day (Monday, November 30th), they had discovered a tumor in his pineal gland (brain) about the size of a ping pong ball.

Ethan had a pretty good several months after his surgery in January. It's a long recovery process but he was healing. In August, during one of his regular MRI scans, there were a few areas of concern, so he was referred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for more tests/evaluations.

Ethan and his mom flew to St. Jude's on Labor Day (Sept. 5th) for tests and scans.  It was determined that he had 2 small tumors in his brain and 3 small tumors on his spine, and would need to undergo chemotherapy and radiation at St. Jude's. Ethan just got the results from his most recent scans in May and they are all clear. They go back for another round of scans in August."