Girl, 7, with brain tumor is 'enlisted' in the Navy in mock ceremony before chemo treatment starts

Mail Online | 7/31/2019 | Mary Kekatos Health Reporter For (Posted by) Level 3
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A seven-year-old girl with a brain tumor had her wish come true and 'enlisted' in the Navy before starting chemotherapy.

Tabitha Nye, from Perry, Ohio, was diagnosed with brain cancer when she was five years old after doctors found a mass wrapped around her brain stem.

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Recent scans have shown that the tumor is growing and she will need to undergo weekly chemotherapy sessions for the next 15 months.

So, last month, the Navy's recruiting office in Cleveland Heights held a mock enlistment ceremony for Tabitha, reported the Military Times.

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'[Tabitha's] dream from the age of three was to join the Navy,' her mother, Melinda, told the Military Times.

'[She] goes to the Cleveland Air Show every year. It comes on her birthday weekend [so she thought] they come just for her birthday.'

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Tabitha also comes from an armed forces family. Melinda served as a hospital corpsman in the Navy. It is not clear how many years she served.

According to CaringBridge, Melinda first noticed something was wrong with Tabitha when she was five and having trouble seeing the white board in...
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