age 17 | diagnosed with low-grade glioma (brain tumor)
Submitted by mom, Christy:
Lighting up for my daughter, Clara, who has been living with a brain tumor for seven years.
Clara was diagnosed with an unresectable low-grade glioma at age 10. She had a biopsy then and began 18 months of chemo. Was off chemo for 3.5 years at which point her tumor began to grow again. She's been back on oral chemotherapy for 1.5 years.
She's currently a rising senior and focused on preparing for her SATs and applying to colleges.