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Mom helps 4-month-old ring bell after she beats cancer


OAKLAND, Calif. (KYMA, KECY)- A 4-month-old baby beats brain cancer and rings the bell.

ABC 27 reports Lillian Grace Borden was born on September 5, 2019, and seemingly healthy. However, her parents noticed something wasn't quite right with baby Lily.

She wasn't moving her limbs quite right.

After an MRI was performed on Lily, doctors spotted something on her brain stem. According to the mother, she said Lily's breathing had deepened. Lily was sent to NICU and was placed on a breathing tube and gastric feeding tube.

Reports say just days later, doctors performed another MRI where they discovered the tumor was larger and now ran from her brain stem down her spinal cord to below her shoulders.

According to ABC 27, the results came back with the tumor being an aggressive stage 3-4 malignant glioma. Lily's parents say the tumor was inoperable and growing aggressively, but proceeded with a biopsy.

Chemotherapy was Lily’s only hope, her mom said. After a round of general chemo, her parents got the go-ahead to put her on a new, targeted kind of chemotherapy.

Three weeks later, Lily’s tumor was gone.

To donate to the family's GoFundMe, click here.

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