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Ohio toddler with Down Syndrome leaves hospital after beating aggressive cancer twice

Apr 24, 2018
10:37 P.M.
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At no more than just 1 year of age, this little girl has already shown her strong spirit by beating cancer twice.

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Grace Rosian, who was born 2 months premature, was diagnosed with leukemia immediately after the birth. According to Inside Edition, Rosian was getting chemotherapy sessions at just 2 days old.

Two months of treatment later, she was allowed to go home. But in August 2017, the family disccovered that Rosian's cancer had returned.

This time, she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The doctors revealed that the cancer had spread beyond just her cells and into her spinal fluid as well. It was a surprisingly rare situation, which was worsened by the discovery that Rosian was deaf in both ears.

Rosian's condition was so uncommon that it was last seen in a patient back in 1990's.

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“There isn’t any published literature for two decades since the last time there was a case like that,” the source quoted pediatric oncologist Dr. Seth Rotz as revealing.

The condition required Rosian to stay in the hospital for over eight months, while doctors consulted and explored the opinions of other medical experts and medical literature to find out what had been done in the past.

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On March 20, 2017, the family was once again given the good news that they could take their child home. Rosian had beaten the cancer for the second time as well.

Dr. Rotz later stated that they felt grateful for being able to cure Rosian. "There's a lot of ups and downs in pediatric oncology and to be able to know that somebody, after such a long journey, is going to come out on the other end of things, it’s the best part of this job,” the doctor said.

Rosian's proud mother revealed that throughout her battle, the little girl had always shown strong 'spirit' and 'personality.' Even when she was seriously ill, Rosian always had a smile on her face.

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At no more than just 1 year of age, this little girl has already shown her strong spirit by beating cancer twice.

Grace Rosian, who was born 2 months premature, was diagnosed with leukemia immediately after the birth. According to Inside Edition, Rosian was getting chemotherapy sessions at just 2 days old.

Two months of treatment later, she was allowed to go home. But in August 2017, the family disccovered that Rosian's cancer had returned.

This time, she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The doctors revealed that the cancer had spread beyond just her cells and into her spinal fluid as well. It was a surprisingly rare situation, which was worsened by the discovery that Rosian was deaf in both ears.

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Rosian's condition was so uncommon that it was last seen in a patient back in 1990's.

“There isn’t any published literature for two decades since the last time there was a case like that,” the source quoted pediatric oncologist Dr. Seth Rotz as revealing.

The condition required Rosian to stay in the hospital for over eight months, while doctors consulted and explored the opinions of other medical experts and medical literature to find out what had been done in the past.

On March 20, 2017, the family was once again given the good news that they could take their child home. Rosian had beaten the cancer for the second time as well.

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Dr. Rotz later stated that they felt grateful for being able to cure Rosian. "There's a lot of ups and downs in pediatric oncology and to be able to know that somebody, after such a long journey, is going to come out on the other end of things, it’s the best part of this job,” the doctor said.

Rosian's proud mother revealed that throughout her battle, the little girl had always shown strong 'spirit' and 'personality.' Even when she was seriously ill, Rosian always had a smile on her face.

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