Meet Sky, the typical NF2 little hero.Read More
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We are your typical family. 3 boys, 1 girl, 3 dogs, a few fish and a couple of turtles. I still recall that fateful day July 14, 2014, when Sky was diagnosed with NF2. We were playing dress up in the playroom, and I saw her stumble a bit, I chalked it up to excitement. As the day went on I noticed her leg shaking when she was standing. I asked her if she was feeling sick, or if she was in pain, she smiled and said, “no mommy, now it’s your turn to catch me”. As I laid in bed that night, I could not stop wondering why her leg was shaking. I told my husband about it, and like every other parent, we started searching the web for answers. The next morning, Sky had a doctor’s appointment for a basic check-up, I told the Doctor what I noticed, and he conducted a CT scan….that’s when he said those mournful words, “your daughter has neurofibromatosis type 2”
Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a hereditary condition most commonly associated with bilateral vestibular schwannomas, also known as acoustic neuromas. These are benign (noncancerous) tumors that occur on the nerves for balance leading to the inner ear. Although these tumors are benign, they can cause hearing and balance problems.
People with NF2 also have an increased risk of other tumors of the nervous system. These tumors are generally not cancerous, but they may still lead to significant medical problems, especially if there are multiple tumors in or next to the brain.