Gavin Pierson, 8, of Ramsey, Minn., underwent a third Visualase laser treatment for his brain tumor Oct. 23.
Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in the Midwest using Visualase, and Gavin Pierson is the only patient in the country to use this technology to treat a mature teratoma brain tumor.
A recent MRI scan showed 8-year-old Gavin Pierson's formerly peach-sized tumor has shrunk significantly.
Visualase has been the Kryptonite to Gavin Pierson’s tumor since he became the first person with a mature teratoma brain tumor to undergo the procedure.
As we approach Gavin’s 17th surgery, we do so with sadness, hope, determination and caution