Janalyn Brewer returns home from hospital

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Janalyn Brewer, who has been battling ependymoma cancer since December of 2007, has been released from the Children's Hospital in Kansas City.

During the six weeks prior to being released from the hospital, Janalyn underwent radiation treatments once a day, five days a week. She also participated in therapy sessions to help her recover from surgeries and a stroke that occurred during medical treatments.

Since her release from the hospital, Janalyn has continued physical, occupational and speech therapy five days a week, which has helped her to improve her skills.

The 3-year-old, who is the daughter of Kim and Franklin Brewer, visited her mother's workplace, Security Abstract, in Cassville last Thursday.

During the visit to Security Abstract, Janalyn demonstrated her skills by picking up pennies and placing them in a jar, counting to five on her fingers, giving high and low fives and clapping her hands.

Janalyn and her parents plan to participate in the South Barry County Relay for Life, which will be held at the Cassville football stadium on July 18 and 19.

A Relay for Life team called Janalyn's Fans has been formed in honor of Janalyn. The team includes three cancer survivors.

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