a brain tumor
surgical techniques and
a multidisciplinary team helped Franklyn Barber live a normal life
Hamburger. A sleepy boy recites these words to his doctor after
surgery. His mother smiles. His doctor smiles. He's going to be
the sleepy boy, is the son of Mandy and Greg Barber of Marysville.
Greg is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, flying surveillance
planes across the globe. Mandy stays at home at Beale Air Force
Base with Franklyn, his two brothers and a brand new baby sister.
a bright, expressive sixth-grader who is extraordinary in many aspects:
The way he answers questions respectfully with "sir" or
"ma'am." His encyclopedic knowledge of military airplanes.
And - last but not least - the fact that he had a peach-pit-sized
tumor removed from his left temporal lobe two years ago.
are among the most serious of cancers, but with the help of a skilled
UC Davis Medical Center brain tumor team and a little luck, Franklyn
has gone through the ordeal and lived to tell the details.
He even showed
pictures of the CT scan of his brain to his elementary school class.
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