On November 29th, 2011, I was diagnosed with high-risk medulloblastoma, one of the most aggressive childhood brain tumors in existence. I had just turned 6 years old. One year later, I finished the treatment after having endured 18 surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy. I am now considered a cancer survivor and I continue my fight daily while living with a long list of side effects.
In our fight against the disease, my parents discovered an unknown reality and decided that they could not just sit back and do nothing. Thus, the Richi Childhood Cancer Foundation was born in February 2013 with the mission to ensure that all children and adolescents who suffer from cancer have the best prognosis and quality of life.