Throughout the month of March, six Nicklaus Children's Hospital success story vignettes aired on Miamis WSVN channel 7. Each vignette highlighted a former MCH patient, and promoted the hospitals 60th anniversary.
When Carol Brown found out that her 6-year-old daughter Bria had a malignant form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma, she thought that life was playing a cruel joke. Her active daughter had complained of pain in her left leg and was limping, but Carol never expected to hear that her healthy child was terribly ill. Dr. Ziad Khatib, hematology and oncology specialist, and a team of physicians in the Cancer Center at Nicklaus Childrens Hospital determined that Brias cancer was advancing rapidly throughout her little body and Carol had to choose whether to allow doctors to amputate her leg or begin chemotherapy sessions. MCH helped us through a time when words dont come easy for a parent.
Published on: 24/04/2010