LeAnn Naue, 2, began to complain about headaches. Her parents noticed her head was starting grow quickly. Then, she became lethargic and she was unable to walk. The family rushed to Riley Hospital for Children where LeAnn was diagnosed with a large, aggressive brain tumor caused by a rare blood cancer.
Dr. Rabia Qaiser, a Riley neurosurgeon, was able to perform multiple surgeries to eventually remove the entire tumor. Now, LeAnn is undergoing chemotherapy.
Despite her difficult journey, LeAnn keeps the nurses on her unit laughing. You might spot her stomping down the hall in her light up rain boots or blowing bubbles at the animal illustrations around the nurses station.