Just before turning 8-years-old, Lauren failed a vision test.
Her parents assumed a trip to the optometrist and a pair of glasses would correct the issue. But, it did not.
Two weeks before her birthday, an MRI showed that Lauren had a tumor on her optic nerve, a low-grade glioma. Low-grade gliomas are a type of central nervous tumor that arise from the connective tissue of the brain. When this type of tumor grows on the optic nerve, it can cause visual disturbances and blindness.... Read More