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New Surgery Offers Hope for Brain Tumor Victims

Every year, thousands of people hear the devastating words, "You have a brain tumor." But a new procedure is offering hope even for those given the worst diagnosis. Read Transcript


REPORTER: KENNY ALWAYS

ENJOYED EXCELLENT HEALTH.

HE WAS SHOCKED WHEN THIS

HAPPENED?

I WAS TAKING A SHOWER AND I

FELT.

MY WHOLE RIGHT SIDE COLLAPSED.

I OPENED THE DOOR, I KNEW

SOMETHING WAS WRONG AND FELL IN

THE HALLWAY, MY WHOLE RIGHT

SIDE, THREE OR FOUR MINUTES

COULDN'T MOVE.

I KNEW I WAS A TROUBLE.

REPORTER: KENNY HAD A BRAIN

TUMOR.

WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING RID OF

BRAIN TUMORS, A LOT DEPENDS ON

WHERE IT IS LOCATED.

ONES FURTHER INSIDE THE BRAIN

ARE HARD TO REACH AND SOME

PARTIALLY REMOVED OR NOT AT ALL.

HE WAS GIVEN ONE YEAR TO LIVE.

I KNEW I HAD TO TRUST GOD.

DOCTORS ARE WONDERFUL, BUT THERE

IS ONLY ONE ULTIMATE HEALER,

THAT IS GOD.

THAT IS WHO I TURNED TO.

I PUT

ALL OF

MY FAITH

IN

THAT.

REPORTER: KENNY GOT GREAT

NEWS FROM WORLD FAMOUS CLEVELAND

CLINIC.

HE QUALIFIED FOR A PROMISING

SURGERY, INSTEAD OF CUTTING OUT

THE TUMOR, THE SURGEON INSERTS A

TINY LASER AND BURNS IT.

THEY HAVE TUMORS LOCATED DEEP

IN THE BRAIN AND DIFFICULT TO

GET TO AND REMOVING DUE TO

LOCATION.

REPORTER: NEUROBLAZE.

PATIENT IS IN AN MRI MACHINE.

A THIN LASER PROBE IS INSERTED

THROUGH A TINY HOLE IN THE

SKULL.

THE SURGEON STEERS THE PROBE TO

THE TUMOR AND RELEASES AND

DESTROYS IN ONE DIRECTION AND

COOLING AND PROTECTING OTHER

TISSUE NEAR THE TUMOR.

KENNY WAS ONLY THE SECOND

PATIENT TO HAVE THE SURGERY.

I WAS PRAYING WITHOUT SEIZING

AS THE BIBLE SAYS AND FELT THE

RELIEF.

I FELT GOD SAY IT IS GOING TO BE

OKAY.

THE SURGERY WENT GREAT.

I HAVEN'T HAD ANY PROBLEM SINCE.

REPORTER: THAT WAS NEARLY TWO

YEARS AGO.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH

A BRAIN TUMOR AND WONDERING

WHETHER NEUROBLAZE IS A SOLUTION

FOR YOU.

CALL THE CLEVELAND CLINICS

HOTLINE.

MAIL IN A RECENT COPY OF MRI

AND MY NEUROSURGEON COLLEAGUES

EVALUATE FUNDS.

WE ASK THE PATIENTS TO COME TO

CLEVELAND CLINIC.

REPORTER: KENNY'S LOSS OF

MOVEMENT ARE TWO OF THE HALLMARK

STOPS OF A BRAIN TUMOR, OTHERS

VISION PROBLEMS, HEARING LOSS,

SPEECH DIFFICULTY, A NEW SEIZURE

OR A HEADACHE THAT WON'T GO

AWAY.

ANY OF THESE STOPPING ALERT

SOMEONE TO HAVE INITIAL

CONSULTATION WITH THEIR DOCTOR.

DOCTORS KNOW THE

SYMPTOMS BUT

DON'T KNOW WHY THEY GET FROM

BRAIN TUMORS, CELL PHONE USE,

LIVING NEAR POWER LINES,

EXPOSURE TO PLASTIC OR CHEMICALS

ADDED TO OUR FOOD AND DRINKS.

NONE OF THE RESEARCH IS CON --

CONCLUSIVE.

KENNY IS GRATEFUL GLAD LED HIM

TO THE NEUROBLAZE TREATMENT.

I WOULD GIVE WORK 60-70

HOURS.

I TRY NOT TO WORK THOSE HOURS

AND SPEND MORE TIME WITH THE

FAMILY, MORE TIME WITH OUR

CHURCH.

IT IS BASICALLY GOT MY

PRIORITIES STRAIGHT.

REPORTER: LORIE JOHNSON, CBN

NEWS.

EMBED THIS VIDEO


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