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  • I wanted to thank you so much for printing the lovely article on my son Brian Borges. He was so excited to see himself in the paper and to see him get excited about something is so rewarding!
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  • I wanted to thank you so much for printing the lovely article on my son Brian Borges. He was so excited to see himself in the paper and to see him get excited about something is so rewarding!
    I wanted to point out a clarification; even though Brian's tumor was devastating in many ways, it was not cancerous. Also, I am hoping to bring to your readers' attention to a fact we learned while at UCSF for his first surgery: Children with multiple birthmarks (usually three or more) tend to be prone to get these brain tumors! Brian's tumor was so large that it caused a lot of trauma to the brain even after being taken out. If it was taken out when it was much smaller, his full recovery chances would have been much higher.
    If my family had been aware of this fact, the possibility of Brian contracting Posterior Fossa Syndrome could have been greatly reduced. Instead, his recovery chances are unknown.
    The doctors don't know how far he will be able to return to normal. Thank you for letting me voice our concerns, and I'm hoping it can save a child somewhere. — Laura Borges, Eagle Point
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