It’s been almost 10 years since we first introduced you to Lillian following her final chemo treatment at Cincinnati Children’s for a cancerous brain tumor. 

She still goes to our Liberty Campus for yearly check-ups to make sure the tumor and the chemo didn’t affect her too much, and today she’s cancer-free and enjoying life as a busy teenager and big sister. 

One side effect of the tumor location itself is that her brain will always work faster and harder, said her mom, Beth, and as a result Lillian is usually pretty tired at the end of an 8-hour school day. 

But much like any teenager, Lillian enjoys sports (soccer), art and hanging out with friends. She also takes ukulele lessons and is acting in a play.

“We are so incredibly thankful to Cincinnati Children’s and all they have done for us. We had the best care of a worst case scenario,” said Beth. “They made every trip, every appointment, fun for my daughter – to the point she does not even remember all the pricks, needle sticks, MRIs, and everything that she had to endure.

“We have been very blessed."