Isabella Masucci strode into hospital after a sleepless night. She carried a paper bag of prized possessions and bore two meandering scars on her hairless head. Instead of the princess dress she had wanted to wear, she was dressed in a T-shirt and pink leggings. They enabled easier access to the tube that hung down from a catheter under the skin of her chest, allowing doctors to load the toxic drug Dactinomycin into her heart. It was close to her 50th day of chemotherapy. Isabella is two years old.Ten months earlier, after she began to experience balance problems and bouts of vomiting, a CT scan revealed she had brain cancer. Surgeons removed a tumour the size of a golf ball. Then came radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Now Isabella was back at a Florida hospital for more. She knew where to go, what to do, who she would see. “Dr Smith, Dr Smith,” she chirped as she walked towards the children’s cancer centre. Every so often she dropped her bag, scattering toys across the floor. There to pick them up were her weary parents. For Claudia Koziner and Darren Masucci, the past year has been brutal. Each chemotherapy cycle begins with their daughter’s… Read full this story
- Barack Obama's healthcare bill passed by Congress
- HCM City strives to become regional healthcare hub
- 'I've Treated COVID Patients Across America—Healthcare Workers Are Still Struggling to Cope'
- 'Are We Heroes? No, We Are Not'—Healthcare Workers on Fighting COVID and the Pain of Watching People Die Alone
- Cherie Blair's US business partner in failed £3m private healthcare chain faces probe over why she enjoyed 'high payments' while the company was making losses
- Nearly 60% of Americans WOULD get a coronavirus vaccine, reveals survey taken before Pfizer and Moderna revealed their shots work
- In Viral Twitter Thread Activist Calls for Healthcare Reform as Her Father Enters COVID Treatment
- Asian American unemployment is surging during the pandemic
- Four Indian-Americans among 32 students chosen as Rhodes Scholars from U.S.
- Four Indian-Americans among 32 students chosen as Rhodes Scholars from US
Why are so many Americans crowdfunding their healthcare? have 336 words, post on www.ft.com at January 11, 2018. This is cached page on Vietnam Art News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.