A Fight For The Cure

Clarissa Covarrubias uses her past experience to help those in need.

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A Fight For The Cure

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On January 25, 2015 Clarissa Covarrubias, a student from El Modena High School, was diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma, which is a tumor that develops at the base of the brain near the pituitary gland. Being only thirteen years old, she had no choice but to undergo three brain surgeries and six weeks of radiant treatment. Although her tumor was unable to be removed, Clarissa has decided to live her life positively and name her tumor “Tina”. Tina has not caused her any trouble the past three years and continues to feel healthy.

Clarissa has teamed up with the National Brain Tumor Society in hopes to fulfill her dream of raising money to make a difference in the fight against brain tumors. She’s been participating in the N.B.T.S walks since being diagnosed in 2012, making this her fourth year. The N.B.T.S are contributing what they can in hopes of finding a cure to all who are diagnosed with the same condition. All donations and sign-ups for the walk on September 12, 2015 will be accepted at http://events.braintumor.org/ . Clarissa thanks and appreciates the massive amount of support, and looks forward to her Junior year at El Modena High School.

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