The good news for a 13-year-old with a brain tumor is that, while his illness will remain a part of his life, chemotherapy has reduced the tumor's size considerably and he'll see much less of the hospital. A 6-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy isn't so lucky, however. And treatments haven't worked for a 4-year-old epileptic (though he might simply outgrow it). But all are resilient. Says oncologist Stewart Goldman: "That's one of the most inspiring things."
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