meet kyla


Diagnosis: Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma

Last Update: 1/17/22

Meet Kyla, a 6-year-old from Queen Creek who endured emergency brain surgery last year to place a shunt to relieve the swelling in her brain. After speaking with the Neurosurgeon and Oncologist, she was diagnosed with Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma and another surgery was scheduled to remove the tumor. 


After the surgery, Kyla had a long road ahead of her with ongoing MRIs to monitor for any tumor growth, headaches, or other issues. She recently underwent another MRI and is awaiting results.

Kyla's mother Courtni is a full-time caregiver to their two daughters (Kloe and Kyla) and her father, Spencer is a military veteran and sole financial provider for their family.

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