McCarthy Third Grader Battling Brain Cancer

Editor's Note: The following was written by Nicole about her son Tramiris Anthony.

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 .

Dawn Ross May 31, 2011 at 09:53 AM
I am so sorry that your family is going through this. I heard about this yesterday. Tramiris and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Amy Schwartzberg May 31, 2011 at 10:58 AM
We will keep Tamiris in our thoughts! My husband is a brain cancer survivor.
Carrie Angelo May 31, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Tamiris & your family will be in our thoughts & prayers!
Robin Falcione May 31, 2011 at 07:59 PM
Nicole, you are all in my prayers and thoughts. Love, Robin
michelle gallagher May 31, 2011 at 08:23 PM
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family
Bethany May 31, 2011 at 08:41 PM
Nicole and Tramiris, Please know that there is much love and support in your community and we are all ready to help you both in any way that we can.
Kathy Stefanini June 01, 2011 at 02:27 AM
Nicole & Tramiris, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I got to know Tramiris last year while helping out in his classroom. My daughter Carly sends get well wishes. If there is anything that we can do to help you, please feel free to contact us. The Stefanini Family
Tracey June 01, 2011 at 03:52 AM
Nicole and family, please know that Tramiris is in our thoughts and prayers. We pray and hope he gets better soon. Take care and stay strong. Tracey
Deb June 01, 2011 at 12:41 PM
Deb Foley Nicole, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Tramiris.
Kim Zanella June 01, 2011 at 02:23 PM
All my thoughts and prayers to Tramiris and to the family. This story breaks my heart.
KIM CLARKE June 01, 2011 at 03:11 PM
Nicole, you and Tramiris are in my thoughts and prayers.
Amany June 01, 2011 at 06:59 PM
Tramiris, Yoseph and all your friends love you so much. We want to see you playing with them again soon. My love, thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Amany Awad
Jennifer Wentworth June 02, 2011 at 12:01 AM
William and I have not had the pleasure of watching the talented Tramiris shooting hoops recently, but our memories of his three pointers at such an early age still take my breath away. Our prayers are with you, Tramiris! God bless you and your family. Jennifer and William Wentworth
debbie Burgess June 02, 2011 at 04:42 PM
I'm so sorry to hear of Tramiris's diagnosis. Our son Kyle, also battled PXA with anaplastic features and is doing really well. He was 14 when he was diagnosed and is now 20. He did have radiation and chemo after surgery. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch deb_hame@telus.net We had a caringbridge site set up at www.caringbridge.org/visit/specialk If you feel you want to take a peek please do. I wish your family all the best and a quick and easy recovery to your dear Tramiris. Hugs to you all. Debbie Burgess
James J Kelley July 23, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Dear Holly: I was sorry to hear of Tamiris' sickness, I am praying for a fast recovery. I heard about this from a friend on the phone the other day. Best wishes to you and yours. Jimmy Kelley (Pams ex)
James J Kelley July 23, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Dear Holly: I was sorry to hear of Tamaris' sickness, I am praying for a fast recovery. I heard about this from a friend on the phone the other day. Best wishes to you and yours, Jimmy Kelley(Pams Ex)


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