Alexa was first diagnosed January 1, 2010 at the age of 2. She started having right side paralysis and headaches. Within that day and a half from diagnosis to surgery she went from being partially paralyzed to completely. She was diagnosed with Anaplastic Ependymoma(Brain Cancer). She had an 8 hour craniotomy, 31 rounds of radiation, and luckily did not have to do chemo. Since then Alexa has only had a few setbacks such as a pretty bad botched spinal tap which resulted in a back surgery. She had clean scans up until a couple months ago, and we go back in August 4th for her next scan to see if and how big the tumor has grown.