Hi my name is Abigail and im 16. I just found out about this website and think it is wonderful! I was diagnosed with a brain tumor in my brain stem when i was about 2. I underwent biopsies and all kinds of surgery. The doctor managed to get about half out but has since grown a bit more. Now i have weakness on my left side and cant eat on my own so i have a j tube and a trach. I cant speak so i use sign laanguage to communicate. This does make me frusterated because i go to public school and must have an interpreter and a nurse follow me around school. Its a major social turn off but i have a couple of close friends who care enough to ignore them and learn sign language. I am looking forward to college and what the world has to offer. I am a strong person and for you guys going through cancer and the treatments you have to stay strong and positive.