When Caroline was a baby, she seemed to have a hard time taking a bottle. Because she had a twin sister, it was easy to spot the differences in development, but no one thought too much about it. Then, just before her first birthday, Caroline began throwing up and losing weight. Doctors thought it was tied to her chronic ear infections, but ordered an MRI all the same. The results showed the problem – a cancerous tumor that was pressing on the part of her brain that controls things like sensitivity to thirst and hunger.
Since then, Caroline has been through many rounds of chemo and a major surgery to remove part of the tumor. Her vision has been affected, and…well…her social life, too. It’s hard to make friends when you are in the hospital all the time. Unless, of course, you are lucky enough to meet a Team Summer kid like Maybin!
With a little help from Maybin’s mother, Caroline was welcomed into Team Summer. And then it was time to see her special surprise gift! She had no idea what was waiting for her in her backyard!
Caroline could hardly believe it! A little house all her own! If she could have hugged it, she would have!
After thoroughly checking the outside…
…Caroline moved right in!
Was that a knock on the door?
A boy! Big brother Stafford!
And, no, you are not seeing double, that’s Caroline’s twin sister, Carson, in the matching dress!
When you’ve been through what Caroline has, it’s a wonderful thing to have a place to go to get away from it all!But most of all, it’s great to have a friend who understands. Wonderful job, Maybin! We love your big heart!
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