Aydan’s tumor came back a second when he was 5 years old. It was discovered after a routine MRI scan. There was a small tumor growth under the corner of his tumor bed. Because it was the second resurgence of the tumor, it was an extremely challenging experience for the Chapman family. In September 2011, Dr. Timothy George operated on his ependymoma and it was another clean surgery. The Chapmans and the doctors agreed to not do any further treatments because the tumor was ruled to be completely removed.
This was Aydan’s second defeat of childhood ependymoma.