Condition: Brain Tumor
City, State: OR
Club: Gladiola High School Sparrow Club Service Hours: 273
Date Adopted: 2/19/2008
Nikolai's Story:(2/19/08) During the summer of 2007, Nikolai began to complain of earaches, nausea and that he was unable to look up. His parents decided to take the three year old to the doctor who discovered a brain tumor pushing on his optic nerve. Nikolai had a biopsy done and then an MRI, which revealed that in just one week, the tumor had doubled in mass. Surgery was scheduled and doctors were successful in removing the immature teratoma. Nikolai now is on a schedule of chemotherapy and radiation. The students at Gladiola, in Grants Pass, Oregon are excited to be "adopting" Nikolai as their sparrow for the 2007/2008 school year. Sparrow cash earned through community service will help Nikolai's family with travel expenses up to Portland and basic family needs.