A 9-year-old child welcomed to Vacaville after treatment for brain cancer

A Vacaville third-grader received a huge welcome home after several long months in Southern California. Isabelle Hill was receiving treatment for brain cancer and her school community wanted to make her homecoming special. Family, friends and fellow school children from Cooper Elementary gathered Friday night for what organizers called an arts extravaganza, bake sale and fundraiser. All donations and proceeds from event vendors will go directly to the Hill family to help with Isabelle’s medical treatment, organizers said. “I know Isabelle is super excited to be here.” The past eight months, however, have not been easy for 9-year-old Isabelle and her family. In August 2021, Isabelle came home sick from school with headaches, her mother told KCRA 3. An initial trip to the doctor, however, did not result in relief or answers. screaming in her ears,” recalls Isabelle’s father, James Hill. These headaches became a growing concern for her parents, so they took Isabelle to the emergency room where doctors performed an MRI – finding a tumor the size of a wiffle ball, her mother explained. came even more devastating news. “They told us it was cancerous,” Courtney Hill said. “If we had waited longer, she would have been unable to walk within a week because the tumor was so big.” After her tumor removal surgery, Isabelle spent most of the school year receiving treatment for her cancer in San Diego. Radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and relearning how to talk, eat, and walk were part of her healing journey. Her parents expressed their gratitude for the community support they received along the way, while remaining inspired by their daughter’s strength. been able to keep their spirits up,” Isabelle’s mother said. “She’s just kicking ass.” The family knows that they still have a difficult road to travel, but they are convinced that Isabelle will pull through. “I’m like, girl, you’re so strong you can do anything!” Isabelle will have an end-of-treatment MRI next Thursday. She will then have to have MRIs every three months for two years. Doctors will consider her “cancer free” after five years.

A Vacaville third-grader received a huge welcome home after several long months in Southern California. Isabelle Hill was receiving treatment for brain cancer and her school community wanted to make her homecoming special.

Family, friends and fellow school children from Cooper Elementary gathered Friday night for what organizers called an arts extravaganza, bake sale and fundraiser.

All donations and proceeds from vendors at the event will go directly to the Hill family for assistance with Isabelle’s medical treatmentorganizers said.

“It’s really amazing,” Courtney Hill, Isabelle’s mother, said of the school event that drew dozens of families. “I know Isabelle is super excited to be here.”

The past eight months, however, have not been easy for 9-year-old Isabelle and her family.

In August 2021, Isabelle came home sick from school with headaches, her mother told KCRA 3.

An initial trip to the doctor, however, did not result in relief or responses.

“She was up and in our bed around three or four in the morning, sobbing uncontrollably and hearing a ringing in her ears,” recalls James Hill, Isabelle’s father.

These headaches became a growing concern for her parents, so they took Isabelle to the emergency room where doctors performed an MRI – finding a tumor the size of a wiffle ball, her mother explained.

Then came even more devastating news.

“They told us it was cancerous,” Courtney Hill said. “If we had waited longer, she would have been unable to walk in a week because the tumor was so big.”

After her tumor removal surgery, Isabelle spent most of the school year receiving treatment for her cancer in San Diego.

Radiation therapy, chemotherapy and learning to talk, eat and walk again were part of her healing journey.

Her parents expressed their gratitude for the community support they received along the way, while remaining inspired by their daughter’s strength.

“It’s really thanks to her that I was able to keep my spirits up,” said Isabelle’s mother. “She’s just kicking ass.”

The family knows that they still have a difficult road to travel, but they are convinced that Isabelle will pull through.

“I say to myself, my daughter, you are so strong that you can do anything!”

Isabelle will have an end-of-treatment MRI next Thursday. She will then have to have MRIs every three months for two years.

Doctors will consider her “cancer free” after five years.

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