was a year old, she began to experience neck pain and stiffness, and she kept her neck tilted to one side. An MRI at a hospital near the family’s home in India revealed a mass on Bella’s brain.
Devastated, her parents turned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, full of fear for their daughter’s future. Shortly after arriving at St. Jude, doctors determined the tumor was an anaplastic ependymoma. Bella’s treatment included chemotherapy and proton therapy.
“At St. Jude, they are not just thinking of your child’s treatment, they are thinking about what families go through,” said Amit, Bella’s dad. “St. Jude has thought about the issues families face, and you don’t have to worry about anything, you just focus on your child.” Bella is now finished with treatment!