Faith’s Journey

Faith was a bubbly 6yr old with a personality that could brighten anyone’s day and a smile that could melt you heart. In August of 2012 that personality and smile seamed to be disappearing slowly. Faith kept getting sick with what i thought was a very bad case of the flu she had all the symptons of the flu we made multiple trips to her pediatrician but each time it was just a different diagnosis from sinus infections to ear infections and flu etc. The antibiotics they put her on seemed to help for a while but then it would slowly come back. On October 20,2012 i received a call at work from babysitter that Faith had collapsed at her house her body had just went limp. We rushed her to Nationwide Children’s where they did a MRI and found a golf ball size tumor on her Cerebellum and that she would need surgery to remove it and then they would need to send it away to determine if it was cancer or not. At that moment my world stopped and seemed to be standing still. On October 22,2012 Faith underwent a 16 hour surgery to remove her tumor I think that day was the longest day of my life. Faith made it through her surgery and when i finally got to see her at 11:30 pm that night I seen her beautiful smile that I had missed for the last two months. The Dr. told me that it it could take 48-72 hours to find out if it was cancer or not. I didn’t leave my daughters side during that time. When the Dr came to see us two days later i received the news no parent ever wants to hear or should have to hear Your child has cancer!!! I hit my knees and started to pray harder than I think i have ever prayed before. Faith had to have radiation therapy 5 days a week for 6 weeks as well as a chemo treatment once a week for the first part of her treatment. When she finished that she had her second round of treatment which was 14 rounds of chemo. Once a month for the next 14 months we spent anywhere from 2 days to a week in the hospital during each one of these treatments. During this time I got to see how amazing my precious baby girl is she is a fighter that battled and survived this horrible disease. In February of 2014 Faith got to ring the bell in the Magic Forrest in front of her family and Drs signifying that she had finished her treatment. I am proud to say that my baby is now 10 Years old and her sassy personality and smile brighten my day everyday!! There are no words to describe the Drs and staff at Nationwide Childrens Hospital they became a part of our family and we will forever be greatful to them.
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  • Name: Faith J.Faith Johnson
  • Condition(s): Brain Tumor, Cancer
  • Age at Treatment: 6
  • Age Today: 02/22/200612 Years

Faith was a bubbly 6yr old with a personality that could brighten anyone’s day and a smile that could melt you heart. In August of 2012 that personality and smile seamed to be disappearing slowly. Faith kept getting sick with what i thought was a very bad case of the flu she had all the symptons of the flu we made multiple trips to her pediatrician but each time it was just a different diagnosis from sinus infections to ear infections and flu etc. The antibiotics they put her on seemed to help for a while but then it would slowly come back. On October 20,2012 i received a call at work from babysitter that Faith had collapsed at her house her body had just went limp. We rushed her to Nationwide Children’s where they did a MRI and found a golf ball size tumor on her Cerebellum and that she would need surgery to remove it and then they would need to send it away to determine if it was cancer or not. At that moment my world stopped and seemed to be standing still. On October 22,2012 Faith underwent a 16 hour surgery to remove her tumor I think that day was the longest day of my life. Faith made it through her surgery and when i finally got to see her at 11:30 pm that night I seen her beautiful smile that I had missed for the last two months. The Dr. told me that it it could take 48-72 hours to find out if it was cancer or not. I didn’t leave my daughters side during that time. When the Dr came to see us two days later i received the news no parent ever wants to hear or should have to hear Your child has cancer!!! I hit my knees and started to pray harder than I think i have ever prayed before. Faith had to have radiation therapy 5 days a week for 6 weeks as well as a chemo treatment once a week for the first part of her treatment. When she finished that she had her second round of treatment which was 14 rounds of chemo. Once a month for the next 14 months we spent anywhere from 2 days to a week in the hospital during each one of these treatments. During this time I got to see how amazing my precious baby girl is she is a fighter that battled and survived this horrible disease. In February of 2014 Faith got to ring the bell in the Magic Forrest in front of her family and Drs signifying that she had finished her treatment. I am proud to say that my baby is now 10 Years old and her sassy personality and smile brighten my day everyday!! There are no words to describe the Drs and staff at Nationwide Childrens Hospital they became a part of our family and we will forever be greatful to them.

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