I am a 40 year old who recently married and renewed Catholic faith through my wife. She taught me how to properly say the Rosary and Novena.
My neice Christie, a neice who I had dismissed from the family after she moved to L.A, had 2 children with a man who went to jail for murder in Texas. That was 14 years ago. June 2010 Christie notified the extended family that her 9 year old daughter had received a most horrible diagnosis. She had noticed a lump in the neck of her daughter, sought medical attention, it was on the MRI that the radiologist diagnosed the lump to be angiosarcoma (a very aggressive cancer). I immediately texted her (Christie) and told her to be strong, her daughter needed to know she was in control.
Our research on the net found that this type of tumor was very brittle and spreads very easily, I found only 7 cases or so documented in children (most under the age of 2). In these cases the tumor was unusually aggresive (compared to adult versions). Only 7% survived after 5 years. Even worse the tumor was attached to the carotid artery (bloodflow in the direction of the brain would allow easy spread there, the child would loose her mind) and attached to the jugular vein (which would provide conduit for spread to the rest of the body).Read More »