Aydan was first diagnosed with Childhood Ependymoma in October of 2009, only three weeks after the Chapman family moved to Austin from Indianapolis. He communicated with Bryce and Kristen that he had pain in his head by pointing to his head and saying that it hurt. After a trip to the ER, a mass in the brain was found and he was immediately brought to Dell’s Children Hospital. Bryce and Kristen met with a neurosurgeon, Dr. Timothy George, and a MRI revealed that Aydan has a brain tumor.
Getting such a diagnosis for a three-year old child is probably one of the scariest and the worst things that a parent could ever go through. But the family of four pulled together and put their trust in Dr. Timothy George. After his operation, Aydan was able to defeat the tumor after several rounds of targeted protein therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
This was Aydan’s first win.
This video was sent to Kristen after Aydan completed his treatments in 2009.