Tramiris Anthony is a 9 year old boy, who is a third grade student at . He has always been a healthy, happy and athletic child, enjoying sports, video games and, of course, playing with his friends.
In early April, just three months after his ninth birthday, Tramiris wasn’t feeling well — he awoke one night with severe dizziness and vomiting, symptoms which continued over the next few days.
Doctors suspected a virus, but when his nausea persisted over the following weeks he was ordered to undergo an MRI, revealing a tumor in his cerebellum.
After surgery at Children’s Hospital in Boston to remove the growth, doctors diagnosed Tramiris with pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) with anpalastic features, an exceedingly rare form of brain cancer.
He is now being seen at Dana Farber, where they will continue to monitor his status over the following months. Treatment will likely include more surgery, as radiation and chemotherapy have not been shown to be effective in treating PXA.
Tramiris is now at home and will continue moving forward day by day.
Editors's Note: Those interested in helping can make a donation to the Tramiris Anthony Support Trust at .