After a well-child visit at the age of two, Aila was diagnosed with a desmoid tumor where the pediatrician noticed a bump on her jaw. At the time, surgery was recommended. Aila’s surgeon was able to achieve clear margins, but had to remove half of Aila’s lower jaw and replace it with a graft of her own rib. Unfortunately, although her tumor has not recurred, she has required another extensive surgery and likely has a few more procedures to come. No matter what comes next, her mother, Sara, will be right by her side.
“My daughter, Aila, inspires me to keep fighting for a cure. She is so brave and we are so proud of her for all she has been through with a positive attitude. We are determined to help find a cure!”