PHOENIX — Lower than every week in the past, Jessica Knowles’ son Michael hit a milestone second for any 3-year-old.
“We have been engaged on peddling and I had simply despatched my sister a video of him saying I did it, I did it,” mentioned Knowles.
The celebration was brief lived after Michael fell down the household’s second ground stairs on their option to trip within the park. He appeared okay, however Jessica rushed him to Phoenix Kids’s Hospital to verify he checked out. That is when she bought information no guardian ever needs to listen to.
“The Neuro-oncologist got here in and he informed me that he was going to get an MRI he informed me the rationale he’s getting an MRI as a result of they discovered a tumor and that was tremendous scary as a result of we have been simply in for a motorbike and everybody all of the nurses up till then we’re like oh you’ll in all probability go dwelling proper after this yeah you recognize,” mentioned Knowles.
Based on Knowles an MRI revealed a big tumor with cysts on the bottom of little Michael’s mind.
“How do you clarify to your 3-year-old they’ll have surgical procedure.”
On Thursday, a group of surgeons eliminated components of the tumor to find out if it’s cancerous. This yr has not been straightforward for Jessica’s household. Early on she misplaced her job with the airways on account of COVID-19 and though she is working once more, she says it does not qualify her for FMLA advantages. She’s raised Michael since he was born, gaining authorized guardianship of him when he was two.
“I’ve nice assist system, my dad and mom, my sisters, mates and my boyfriend who treats him like his personal,” mentioned Knowles.
The household arrange a “Michael’s Mind Tumor Restoration Fund” Go Fund Me account to assist with bills.
Regardless of the challenges, Jessica says Michael is her champion and collectively they are going to overcome no matter lies forward. “He’s taught me a lot about myself and love and compassion regardless of the hand that’s dealt to you.”