In the summer of 2018, Kassidy Gard started having seizures. On her 12th birthday in September, Kass had an appointment to figure out what was going on. This appointment revealed a large brain tumor.
Just a few weeks later, Kass was checked into Children’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, for surgery to remove the golfball-sized tumor. At this point, it was not known if the tumor was cancerous. When Kass and her family returned to Children's hospital after the surgery, they were told that the tumor was, in fact, cancerous. She has high grade astroblastoma. She began chemo and radiation on Friday, October 26, 2018.
I am blessed to be living because I have plenty of my friends that are not. From my former student to a colleague and others, and that’s hard.
In June of 2010 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I self-diagnosed that in March, but I thought it was scar tissue from a breast reduction. I left it at that and had my annual.
The PA at the office said, “have you felt this lump before in your right breast?”