US Infant with rare brain tumor kissed by Pope ‘miraculously’ recovers

SOURCE: INQUIRER.NET

Two months after her birth, Gianna Masciantonio was diagnosed with juvenile xanthogranuloma, a rare form of histiocytosis, or tumor in her brain stem. Doctors told family members that their “little angel” had little chances of survival.
“Gianna was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor,” said her father, Joey Masciantonio, in an interview with NBC News. Gianna underwent brain surgeries and chemotherapy sessions for the next several months.

Two months after her birth, Gianna Masciantonio was diagnosed with juvenile xanthogranuloma, a rare form of histiocytosis, or tumor in her brain stem. Doctors told family members that their “little angel” had little chances of survival.
“Gianna was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor,” said her father, Joey Masciantonio, in an interview with NBC News. Gianna underwent brain surgeries and chemotherapy sessions for the next several months.

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