World NF Awareness Day
Roderick's Story - A Lesson in Perseverance
Details: Diagnosed with a schwannoma tumor (schwannomatosis), Roderick Ball, Jr.,and his family went to Johns Hopkins to have a tumor -that had grown through his abdomen, lower back and spinal column - treated. Treatment involved multiple surgeries with the goal of reducing the tumor, while preserving this patient's (a young boy) functions. His treatment and care was provided by a team of physicians, therapists and nurses in neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, general surgery, and pain management.