Written by Frank Goycochea
"I can’t really do much, but that never stops me because I always keep moving forward and living the best as I can."
I found out after turning eight or nine years old. My mom rushed me to the emergency room because she noticed when I was talking, my lips would go sideways. Once we got there they did some tests and planned to send me home saying I had a virus, but my mom didn’t feel right about it and asked for more tests. The doctors decided to do an MRI exam. When it came back, they took my mom outside and told her I have a level three brain tumor that they needed to rush me to another hospital, and they did. Brain surgery took them almost a whole day. From there I was treated with chemo and radiation at the same time. Today, I am 25 and still doing treatment to make sure everything stays good or the same. I have some side effects like difficulty with balance and weak bones. I can’t really do much, but that never stops me because I always keep moving forward and living the best as I can. I’m never afraid of showing the world who I really am.