Cheney girl develops brain tumor after beating bone cancer

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by KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 21 at 7:21 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A young bone cancer patient from Cheney now has a new battle to fight. Sierra Higbee suffered a seizure in December which led doctors to discover a brain tumor.

The discovery came just two weeks after her final chemotherapy treatment for bone cancer. Doctors diagnosed Sierra Higbee with bone cancer in March 2012. She had undergone nine months of chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, including a partial amputation of her leg.

Sierra’s father said that the latest setback is the hardest.

“I lost it completely and my wife took over as being the rock,” said David Higbee, “I just became overly sensitive.”

Doctors found and removed a tumor at the back of Sierra’s brain. Sierra immediately began chemotherapy again.  Higbee said his daughter will undergo another six months of treatment.

The Higbee family said donations are helping pay medical bills. Friends sold more than 600 bracelets which said ‘Sierra Strong.’ You can buy a bracelet by visiting a special Facebook page. Donations can also be made by contacting STCU and asking to give to the Sierra Higbee benefit account.

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