"This is the best place you never want to be," said Jennifer Wirz of Children's and its neuro-oncology program. Wirz carries in her purse an MRI image of her son Daniel's first brain tumor. "When I'm having a bad day, it reminds me that life could be so much worse. We were thrilled with the outcome of Daniel's first surgery, but the fact that surgeons got such an advanced look at his second tumor (using intraoperative MRI) was simply amazing."
Collin was born in May 1998, at 32 weeks, and was 3lb 1oz, and only 16 inches. We soon learned that Collin had a Grade IV Intraventricular Hemorrhage and Hydrocephalus, and had a large risk of Cerebral Palsy. It was devastating news, as it would be for any parent.