Close this search box.

Keeping the Faith




Submitted by:
Christine Nichols

Tania was in 6th grade and loving school, and the friends she has. One night, Tania wanted a sleepover and went to Wal-Mart with her mom to get snacks. Her mom never saw what was coming that night on October 24, 2014. On their way out of the store, Tania became frozen. Her mom was confused as to what was going on and told her that it was time to go. Tania soon collapsed onto the floor. She was rushed to a nearby ER where they started scans and other tests. The scans revealed that she had a mass, so an MRI was ordered. The MRI would tell them that she had a golf ball sized tumor in her head. Her parents were told she had Medulloblastoma. The following day, they did her surgery. After her surgery, Tania was unable to talk, walk and lost all movement on the right side of her body. Tania had many set backs that would keep her from leaving the hospital. She got meningitis that would mean another surgery. Once again another surgery that would happen due to a leakage from her incision. All of this happening before Christmas. The day finally came on December 6th that she would get to go home. She started outpatient rehab and radiation treatments. Tania still had trouble walking and needed a walker for assistance. I am happy to say that her last MRI in March shows that everything is great! Tania is such a brave young lady that never gave up her fight.