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Angel Thompson

Angel Thompson

"It is a big tumor...it will require surgery...it is likely cancer...it is not a good prognosis." These are the things that strike fear in the heart of any parent. This is what we heard about our wonderful five year old daughter Angel on Monday after a visit to the ER and ensuing transfer. Last week she began having headaches and problems with her eyes going crossed. We had a few MD visits and were leaning toward vision problems. Thanks be to God for the wonderful staff at CMC-Northeast ER who caught the tumor and immediately arranged transfer to CMC-Main Levine Childrens Hospital. We have met with pediatric neurosurgeons and pediatric oncologists. The tumor is in the cerebellum exerting pressure on the brainstem with increased intracranial pressure. It is a large tumor with anticipated difficulty removing it. There is significant potential of complication associated with removal and most likely will result…


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It has been a long time since we have done an update. Things are going great. Angel has been doing well in school and growing up way to fast...where has time gone? It is hard to believe it has now been just over 8 years since her diagnosis. She continues to get routine MRI and oncology evaluations on an extended schedule now to keep a check on things. We have come to that point now where the neuropthamologist/surgeon believes it is the right time to correct some of her eye challenges that had been damaged by the initial tumors. We went for Angel's pre-surgery visit today. She will have surgery on 6/11/18 for this. They will be performing surgery on the muscles associated with both eyes. We lift our prayers that this will be successful. Angel wanted to do this right after school to allow time for recovery. We thank…