Cayden's Story



"Why did it happen to him? Why did it happen to us?" It's not an easy question for any parent to ask. At just one year old, Cayden was diagnosed with a tumor in his brain. Fortunately for him, he was taken to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Pediatric Neuro-oncology Program - one of just two in Florida. The tumor was removed, but Cayden's problems didn't end there.
 
Brain cancer is rare in small children, and it is also extremely rough on their tiny bodies. But, with access to vital clinical trial information, Johns Hopkins All Children's was able to create an effective treatment plan that included a year of chemotherapy. Today, Cayden is 6 years old and, having survived two bouts with cancer, he is still working with Johns Hopkins All Children's on speech, feeding and occupational and physical therapies.