Something wasn’t right for the mother who saw her son’s “slight wobble.”


Something wasn’t right for the mother who saw her son’s “slight wobble.”

After feeling that something wasn’t quite right with her son, a mother received terrible news.

At the age of two and a half, Natalie Hayward’s son Theo Clennon was diagnosed with EMTR, a rare type of brain tumor.

The mother, who lives in Tarporley, Cheshire, claimed the first symptom she saw in her kid was a’slight wobble’ one morning.

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Natalie claimed he was a happy toddler before the diagnosis, but something wasn’t quite right, according to Cheshire Live.

“At two years old, Theo was a happy, thriving child who went to a conventional nursery and was always active,” she said.

“I was concerned something wasn’t quite right when he awoke with a small wobble.”

In 2016, Theo was diagnosed with a grade 4 brain tumor after a trip to the doctor and repeated visits to A&E.

“Because of its proximity to the brain stem, the outcome was palliative,” Natalia explained.

“I was astounded by the cancer’s rarity and lack of treatment options, but following a second opinion a few weeks later, my son underwent surgery at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, where the wonderful surgeon Connor Mallucci conducted a thorough resection.

“I realize now that I had no idea how revolutionary the operation was at the time, which was probably a good thing.

“Resecting a tumor of that size from that part of the brain is rarely tried, and much less frequently successful.

“Looking back, I realize how difficult it is for a parent to fully process the situation. One minute, I was making the most of end-of-life care, planning days out, and scrambling to get family together, and the next, I was watching Theo deteriorate and undergo life-changing surgery all in one month.”

Theo, who is now seven years old, underwent intensive treatment in Oklahoma, including proton therapy, and is now one of only a few known ETMR long-term survivors in Europe.

There are roughly 20 post-treatment survivors globally, according to estimates.

Because of the harsh nature of Theo’s treatment for his grade 4 cancer, “The summary has come to an end.”


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