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Thanks to ThinkAgain, we are Surviving AND Succeeding!

Kingston

Brain cancer warrior, Kingston is.. KING! He just received the gait trainer we provided him for his physical therapy sessions, so he can learn to walk again. He just completed feeding therapy to help him swallow foods again, and is also receiving speech therapy. Posterior Fossa Medulloblastoma is a beast! But no match for Kingston! We are so proud of his progress!

Natalie

Welcoming Natalie, who was diagnosed with medulloblastoma brain cancer at 3 months old. After months of treatment at St. Jude's, it spread to her spine, at which point the family decided on hospice. Miraculously, this little fighter survived! She had years of successful rehabilitation (PT, OT and Speech), but is now a struggling 6th grader with pretty significant processing deficits. We will fund an educational therapist to develop her cognitive strategies so she can have the school success she deserves!. This little fighter will SHINE!!! She is my hero!! GO NATALIE!

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Cameron

Brain tumor survivor Cameron, is working hard to get his brain functioning as well as it did before his surgery. High school is tough for him, so he's working really hard with a doctor specializing in cognitive rehabilitation. You've got this Cameron! And we've got you!

Regina

Patient: Regina, diagnosed age 16 months
Diagnosis: Pilocytic Astrocytoma- Brain Stem
Treatment: Chemotherapy
ThinkAgain Intervention: Occupational Therapy, speech, and language

Eryx

Patient: Eryx, diagnosed age
Diagnosis: Leukemia
Treatment: CNS Chemotherapy
ThinkAgain Intervention: Educational Therapy

Monica

Patient: Monica diagnosed age 1 yr 10 mo.
Diagnosis: Wilm's Tumor; kidney cancer
Treatment: Surgical resection followed by chemotherapy
ThinkAgain Intervention: Educational Therapy

Ryan

Patient: Ryan, diagnosed age 2 yr
Diagnosis: Leukemia
Treatment: central nervous system chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Transplant, Cranial Irradiation
ThinkAgain Intervention: Educational Therapy

Kenny

Kenny

Patient: Kenny diagnosed age 8
Diagnosis: Leukemia
Treatment: Central Nervous System chemotherapy
ThinkAgain Intervention: Educational Therapy

Solomon

Solomon

Patient: Solomon, diagnosed age 4
Diagnosis: Posterior Fossa Medulloblastoma Brain Tumor
Treatment: Surgical resection followed by chemotherapy and radiation
ThinkAgain Intervention: Occupational and physical therapy, speech and language

Emmet

Patient: Emmett, Diagnosed age 6
Diagnosis: Posterior Fossa Medulloblastoma Brain Tumor
Treatment: Surgical resection, chemotherapy, radiation
ThinkAgain Interventions: Speech and language pathology, Occupational therapy, Physical therapy

Evan

We are so proud of this young man.

Evan was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was almost 2 years old, followed by 3 years of intensive CNS-directed chemotherapy, only to relapse a year later at age 6.

Shortly after relapse, he endured cranio-radiation as part of the conditioning for his bone marrow transplant, a requirement for a cure.

Cognitive remediation and educational therapy funded by Foundation ThinkAgain, helped him overcome his learning difficulties, a late effect of these invasive, but necessary treatments.

YES! HE IS SURVIVING… and now, because of your help, HE IS SUCCEEDING!

Jude

Meet our SuperHero Jude who was diagnosed with Posterior Fossa Medulloblastoma Brain Cancer beginning treatment at age 6. Treatment included surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation with subsequent deficits in cognitive functioning involving fine motor skills, executive functions, balance, processing speed, and speech. WE ARE ON IT! He will begin with a Processing and Cognitive Enhancement Program, and clinic-based OT. We will follow that with speech and educational therapy if needed.

Ahmed

Ahmed suffered greatly during his 2 bone marrow transplants, resulting in PTSD, food aversion and inability to communicate with speech. We began working with him when he was 5 through a feeding specialist and speech and language therapist. 2 years later, he is verbally thanking us (see video)! and he clearly loves food now. It was a very long road, but Mission accomplished! Please help us bring more therapies to these children.

Ethan

Ethan ~ Following brain cancer, Ethan has put in a lot of work this past year towards his cognitive rehabilitation and educational therapy, funded by ThinkAgain, and has recently begun physical therapy to help him walk unaided and without his wheelchair or walker (see video in post below). He is doing SO GREAT and he wants to thank everyone who has helped him reach his goals.

Anthony

Anthony has about 10 more months to complete his leukemia treatment and has been receiving intensive Physical and Occupational therapy for his neuropathy related leg weakness, sensory perception and eye-hand coordination, poor balance, problems with eye tracking, and significant motor deficits. SUPER SHOUT OUT to Geno Carter for raising $6055.00 earmarked just for Anthony's therapies! He's getting better and better because of YOU!

Giselle

Meet The Glorious Giselle! Diagnosed at age 3 and treated at Stanford til age 5, she slayed Leukemia! With complications of treatment, she has been left with significant deficits in many different functions, and struggles in all academic areas. She's receiving educational therapy and cognitive rehabilitation, and will get more Occupational therapy, Physical Therapy and speech, as soon as we can work it all in. A complicated case, but WE'RE ON IT!. You just watch! She will SLAY 2nd grade! It's what we do!

Ava

Some kids go through it for a year, some for 2 years or 3… Ava endured FIVE YEARS of intensive chemotherapy due to leukemia relapsing in her central nervous system. Cranial-spinal irradiation was part of that protocol, and it’s no mystery why she is struggling in middle school. While we await her neuropsychological evaluation results, we have her working with an educational therapist, who understands chemotherapy-induced cognitive disorder and how to intervene effectively. No worries, Ava...YOU GOT THIS AND WE’ve GOT YOU!

Nathan

Patient: Nathan, diagnosed age 3
Diagnosis: Leukimia
Treatment: Chemotherapy
ThinkAgain Intervention: Occupational Therapy, speech, and language

Jenna

Patient: Jenna diagnosed at age 2
Diagnosis: Posterior Fossa Medulloblastoma Brain Tumor
Treatment: Surgical resection followed by chemotherapy
ThinkAgain Intervention: Educational Therapy

Christian

Patient: Christian, diagnosed age 4
Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Treatment: 3 years of Central Nervous System Chemotherapy
ThinkAgain Intervention: Cognitive Rehabilitation; Neuro-bio feedback with Educational Therapy

Fernando

Patient: Fernando, diagnosed age 4
Diagnosis: Leukemia
Treatment: Central nervous system chemotherapy until age 7
ThinkAgain Intervention: Educational Therapy

Matthew

Matthew

Patient: Matthew diagnosed age 2
Diagnosis: Primitive Neruo-ectodermal Brain Tumor
Treatment: Surgical resection followed by chemotherapy
ThinkAgain Intervention: Cognitive and processing remediation

Matty

Patient: Matty, Diagnosed at 22 months and treated until the age of 5
Diagnosis: Leukemia
Treatment: Central nervous system directed chemotherapy
ThinkAgain Interventions: Occupational Therapy; Educational Therapy

Sophia

Meet Beautiful Sophia, a 4-year-old PNET/Medulloblastoma brain cancer survivor! That is good news! Surgery and invasive treatments, however, left her visually impaired, physically disabled, and generally non-verbal. We have begun Music therapy through the Children's Music Fund and will add speech to help her communicate. She needs occupational therapy, physical therapy, and mobility training for the visually impaired. Foundation ThinkAgain is on it! Welcome, Sophia ~ our miracle! We will not quit until Sophia gets all the services she needs to lead a healthy, happy and successful life after cancer.

SMILEY RILEY

"SMILEY RILEY" was diagnosed with Leukemia at age 2 and treated with central nervous system directed chemotherapy until age 4. She is now a 6-year-old Super Hero! Riley's treatment, however, left her with significant sensory processing and visual-motor deficits. She received intensive clinic-based occupational therapy to remediate these difficulties.

Alan

Alan ~ Four-year-old Alan has finally reached the maintenance phase of his leukemia treatment, which doesn't "knock his socks off" as much as the chemo he has been receiving for 2 long years. He will continue intensive speech therapy at Pediatric Therapy Playhouse with the beautiful Jessie (shown here) and enter into an early interventional preschool with special education support.

Aaron

Aaron ~ After a multiple organ transplant followed by PTLD (post-transplant malignancy), Aaron suffered from massive pain due to core instability and weakness. He's received aqua physical therapy in order to regain strength in his torso, to take the pressure off his spine and hip. So proud of his progress!

Destiny

Sweet Destiny, Following the late effects of early childhood liver cancer, cancer treatment, liver transplant, and liver rejection, Destiny came to us for help in tears after failing most of her classes in 7th grade. With undiagnosed learning disabilities and no school support no matter how many times her mother pleaded, we will have her fully tested, and provide all the therapies she needs in order to succeed. We've got you, Destiny! Everyday!

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Isaac

After hearing loss and developmental delay from liver cancer treatment as a baby, and exhausting all school based interventions, Isaac is recieving clinic based speech and language therapies and he is doing phenomenal!! GO ISAAC!

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Nick

Hello Patty, Mission Accomplished thanks to you and your wonderful team. With your support, Nick was able to pass Stats cleanly and boy was he ever relieved! A big Thank you to you for helping us achieve this milestone in our son's life and please do count on Nick and both of us to raise money for ThinkAgain so other kids have the same opportunities as Nick did...

Jakob

Patient: Jakob diagnosed Age 3
Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with central nervous system relapse
Treatment: Central Nervous System Chemotherapy and Radiation
ThinkAgain Intervention: Vision Therapy; Occupational therapy

Tristan

Patient: Tristan diagnosed at 3 days old
Diagnosis: Oligo-Astrocytoma Brain Tumor and hemorrhage
Treatment: Multiple surgical resections and chemotherapy
ThinkAgain Intervention: Cognitive Rehabilitation for processing deficits

Nathaniel

Patient: Nathaniel, diagnosed age 2 and 4
Diagnosis: Relapsed CNS leukemia
Treatment: Bone Marrow Transplant, chemotherapy, Radiation
ThinkAgain Intervention: Educational Therapy

Austin

Patient: Austin
Diagnosis: Grade II Ganglioma Brain Tumor
Treatment: Resection only
ThinkAgain Intervention: Educational Therapy

Andrew

Patient: Andrew diagnosed Age 4
Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Treatment: Central Nervous System Chemotherapy
ThinkAgain Intervention: Educational Therapy to remediate learning disabilities

Cesar

Meet Cesar, who was diagnosed and currently in treatment for a rare disease involving an accumulation of immature neuro histiocytes, which has created small tumors in his brain causing diffuse white matter damage. His decline in visuospatial integration and reasoning abilities are highly integrative cognitive processes that rely heavily on white matter integrity. We have been providing Cesar with cognitive rehabilitation through educational therapy, to build new connections and alternate pathways to learning. He is having great success, but needs more therapies, including Occupational therapy.

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Little Leah

Little Leah ~She is small but she is fierce!! this little nugget was diagnosed with leukemia at 8 weeks old, then needed a bone marrow transplant to achieve a cure. She received  intensive speech therapy and cognitive rehabilitation!! We can't wait to watch her SOAR!!

Blake

Blake has had multiple brain tumors throughout his childhood due to neurofibromatosis, which left him with below age-level processing speed (PW), working memory (WM), visual processing (VP), word attack (WA), and auditory analysis (AA), all vital skills required for successful functioning. Intensive Cognitive Rehabilitation is often tedious and grueling and requires many hours of practice.

This is necessary in order to build new brain connections. We are so excited that BLAKE IS FINISHED! He's made AMAZING progress and is caught up to his peers. You are GOLDEN, Blake! WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU LIGHT THE WORLD ON FIRE!

Fiorella

Fiorella ~ Twelve year old Fiorella began her journey with brain cancer at 2.5 years old, relapsing at 4, 6 and 7 years old. Drastic measures utilizing intensive chemotherapy and highly elevated doses of radiation has enabled her to still be with us! She is our miracle princess, but struggled significantly with cognitive deficits. She is now shining bright with educational therapy and will be receiving more cognitive rehabilitation through www.ThinkAgain.org! Fiorella, we cannot wait to see what magnificent things you do for this world!

Azucena

Beautiful 13-year-old Azucena was evaluated at the Raffle Brain Institute, which revealed that her school failure, and subsequent anxiety, stress and behavior problems, were due to significant widespread neurocognitive impairment, caused by intensive treatment for B-cell leukemia from age 3-5. After spending many months with an educational therapist (pictured), and art therapy work, she is excited about her future and actually loves school! She works so hard and we are so very proud of her progress. JUST WATCH! She will CHANGE THE WORLD!

Debbie

What a JOURNEY!! Debbie has come SUCH A LONG WAY after 2.5 years of Leukmia treatment with significant complications. She is a survivor and a fighter, and is working hard to overcome her neurocognitive deficits that have been making school success extremely difficult. You've Got This Debbie and We've Got YOU!

Juan

Patient: Juan, diagnosed age
Diagnosis:
Treatment:
ThinkAgain Intervention: Educational Therapy and Cognitive Remediation

Briana

Patient: Briana, diagnosed age
Diagnosis: Ovarian cancer
Treatment:
ThinkAgain Intervention: Cognitive Remediation through Educational Therapy

Edna

Edna

Patient: Edna, diagnosed age 9
Diagnosis: Medulloblastoma Brain Tumor
Treatment: Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy
ThinkAgain Intervention: Cognitive remediation, Educational therapy

Seamus

Patient: Seamus, diagnosed age 9
Diagnosis: Posterior Fossa Medulloblastoma Brain Tumor
Treatment: Surgical resection followed by chemotherapy and radiation
ThinkAgain Intervention: Processing and Cognitive Enhancement

Cookie

Patient: Madyson "Cookie"
Diagnosed ages 4, 7, and 9 (2 relapses; missing all of grammar school)
Diagnosis: High Rish resistant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Treatment: CNS Chemotherapy, radiation. Bone Marrow Transplant
ThinkAgain Intervention: Educational Therapy

Cooper

Patient: Madyson "Cooper"
Diagnosed ages 2
Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Treatment: CNS Chemotherapy
ThinkAgain Intervention: Educational Therapy

Stefania

Stefania suffered PTSD and treatment related sensory and spatial deficits following her 2 years of leukemia treatment from age 2-4. She wouldnt look at anyone, wouldn't engage, and couldn't speak. ThinkAgain provided multiple therapists working together including an occupational Therapist, Developmental Psychologist and Communication Specialist. She is now the queen of 'social' and even has a youtube channel (StefaniaLily), & loves her wondergirl cape!

Kevin

Kevin ~ Leukemia relapse and bone marrow transplant at age 2 left Kevin with severe aphasia needing special day class through elementary school... ThinkAgain intervened with intensive clinic-based speech and language for 2 years. His Aphasia is cured, he is a senior in HS getting As and Bs, and college-bound! It's just what we do!

Sonia

Sonia~ Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy for brain cancer caused Sonia to struggle with new cognitive disabilities. After working very hard through cognitive rehabilitation with the Raffle Brain Institute, she increased her memory, processing and language skills well enough to complete high school! She's now attending Soka University of America! OH THE PLACES SHE'LL GO!!! SURVIVING AND SUCCEEDING! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU, SONIA!

Peter

Welcome Peter, who started life as a 1 pound micro-premie, followed by hepatoblastoma - liver cancer at just 1 year old, requiring massive surgery, chemotherapy, and feeding tubes. He comes to ThinkAgain to get help funding occupational therapy to help him swallow solid foods and fine motor work, as well as a communication device so he can better express himself.

Alanna

Alanna, a 6 year old princess is successfully fighting medulloblastoma brain cancer, but the tumor and surgery have left her with pretty significant physical disabilities. She is weak and has poor balance. She cannot walk more than a few steps without falling, She is unable to maneuver her fingers in order to grasp and manipulate objects. She desperately needs both physical therapy and occupational therapy. Insurance granted her only 6 sessions of PT, and she will need months and months of work to get her functioning again.