My name is Rocky, I am a Skin and Brain Cancer Survivor, and this is my story
I was first diagnosed with an orange sized brain tumor at the age of just 19 months old. When the doctors performed the surgery, they realized they couldn’t remove the entire tumor without killing me since I was so little.
They decided to stunt the growth of the tumor through radiation to the back of my head and base of my spine. Since I was so little, this left me exposed to developing Basil Cell Carcinoma, which is normally caused by over exposure to the sun throughout a lifetime.
To date, I’ve had 87 surgeries and I am the longest known survivor of the brain tumor nicknamed ‘the baby killer’. I’ve defied the odds my entire life, and get personal satisfaction by helping others feel better about what they’re going through, because of what I’ve overcome.