Blake B.

Blake was diagnosed after having symptoms of just vomiting for about 3 months. January 30th he woke up and couldn’t walk. He was taken to Blank Childrens hospital in Des Moines Iowa where a cat scan revealed a mass in the back of his brain. He was then transported to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s hospital where he began his journey.
Blake had his first surgery to remove fluid from his brain. He then had an extensive MRI which confirmed the tumor along with tumor cells up and down his spine.
Blake has had 3 brain surgeries including his tumor removal, a shunt placed and his initial surgery. He has had two spinal taps along with a chemo port placed.
He went through 6 weeks of radiation with one day of chemo each week. He has now completed 4 months of chemo with 2 remaining.