Junior

Gerardo “Junior” Ramos was born on August 30, 2012. He is a vibrant and happy 4-year-old. He is artistic and enjoys painting, playdoh, and Lego's. He is very friendly, outgoing, funny and loves his family dearly. He enjoys being both a big brother and a little brother.

Junior was diagnosed on February 22, 2016 with a brain mass and had surgery on February 24th. Doctors were able to remove 100% of the tumor; however, the surgery left him with a temporary paralysis on the left side of his body. The biopsy came back and Junior was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma stage 3. Approximately a week later, Junior and his family found out that the tumor was cancerous. In March 2016, Junior began 31 treatments of radiation. Every day of treatment, he would receive radiation on his head and spine at 6am. During the last week of radiation, Junior was admitted to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) at Scottish Rite Children's Intensive Rehab Unit (CIRU) where he stayed for two weeks. Junior was released a week early due to his extreme improvement.

After that, he began his 6-month long chemotherapy road where he was given 3 chemotherapy medicines and was admitted to the Aflac Cancer Center at CHOA the first week of every month. Junior finished his last chemo on November 4, 2016. His MRI and Spinal Tap was on November 21st and two days later his family received the greatest news of their lives. Junior was no longer diagnosed with Medulloblastoma! The scans came back negative for all cancer cells. Junior and his family are ecstatic and praying every day for him to remain cancer free.

He is happy his hair and eyebrows are growing back. He is also happy because he will be able to begin school in 2017.

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