Weeks after doctors diagnosed brainwashed 6-year-old Kalea Avery, her little brother Noah began to complain of a headache.
Duncan and Nohea Avery, their parents, received terrible news last Thursday: Noah, according to the Los Angeles Times, also has cancer in the same spot where his sister suffers. Doctors found the growth during an MRI scan of the boy, who also had difficulty walking.
Biopsy is still required to confirm if Noah has medulloblastoma, the same cancer as his big sister Kalea, according to The Beach Review. In the rarity of doing so, salespeople medical experts said they can not imagine a similar case.
Duncan Avery told The Beach Review that he and his wife " both were in shock" when they received the message.
According to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, between 70 and 80 percent of children with medulloblastoma are expected to survive.
Her dad said he was wondering how this could happen.
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The family created a GoFundMe page to cover the sudden medical expenses that are coming their way soon Both children have already undergone surgery to remove their tumors – yet they still need to receive radiation and chemotherapy treatment.
"The Oncology Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, the pediatric neurosurgeon and her pediatrician, have never diagnosed sibling with brain cancer within weeks," it says on the page.
Despite the great shock, Nohea Avery KTLA said her family would continue fighting.
"I do not know how I will go through this," said the mother, "but you do – you find a way."
"You look at your children, you hold them and you only find one way."
Nohea Avery said she also tries to find a silver lining in support of her family, according to The Beach Review, so far, her family's GoFundMe has raised over $ 100,000.
"At least once a day I'll tell my husband, we are so happy to be where we are and to have the support of family, friends, neighbors and the community behind us, "she told the newspaper," We have found that we are fortunate to be in
The family is currently undergoing genetic testing to see if the family is predisposed to developing brain cancer, as the Los Angeles Times reports, and Duncan Avery was trying to be optimistic when considering this possibility. [1 9659016] "Perhaps the reason why we are brought to this earth," he told the Los Angeles Times, "is that we can find the gene that causes the medulloblastoma."