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Today Gavin H. is a 13-year-old honor roll student who plays on the chess team and challenges his younger brother in video games.
But to become a star student, he had to first overcome the diagnosis of a germ cell brain tumor when he was 8.
The golf ball-sized tumor led to multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation, says his mother, Alisa.
“He didn’t really complain,” the Illinois mom recalls. “He was always really super strong. He had a calmness to him and never let himself get upset.”
When Gavin was diagnosed, Alisa didn’t expect to hear the words “brain tumor.”
“One thing that having a child with a brain tumor taught me is you never put off the chance to enjoy life,” she says. “Do it today because you never know what might happen tomorrow.”
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