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Dillabough, Paige

Dillabough, Paige

Dillabough, Paige

My name is Paige Dillabough. In January 2003, I was diagnosed with a Medullablastoma-a malignant brain tumour located in the cerebellum area of the brain. I had a 14 hour surgery which resulted in a condition called Cerebella Mutism and Posterior Fossa Syndrome which means that I had to learn to do things all over again. I have had 56 weeks of heavy radiation and chemotherapy and am trying very hard to regain my strength and my ability to walk. I can now talk, eat and use the bathroom on my own but I still cannot walk, run or dance which was my favourite thing to do and the reason that I have sent my dance hat for your display.



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