Emergency Brain Tumor Removal

Emergency Brain Tumor Removal

TZ was experiencing headaches with associated difficulty reading. He was sent to the ED where he was diagnosed with receptive (Wernicke's) aphasia and quadrantopia (a visual field cut) secondary to a left parietal-temporal-occipital (PTO) grade III glioma (brain cancer). With emergency surgery, the tumor was successfully removed. However, TZ was unable to pay for the surgery, so INI stepped in to help!

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Medical Mission to Guatemala

Medical Mission to Guatemala

Our team had the most amazing time on our medical mission to Guatemala, where we helped provide quality care to impoverished kids in need. It was truly an unforgettable and inspirational experience. Thank you to Mending Kids for allowing us to work with their incredible organization on this medical mission. We would also like to thank everyone who donated to the cause. We could not have been able to help over 100 kids without your help. We hope that this will be the first of many mission trips in I.N.I.’s future and we looking forward to sharing our journey with you all!

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Excision of Tumor and Spinal Reconstruction

Excision of Tumor and Spinal Reconstruction

SN is a young woman who has suffered from various previous metastatic cancers, including in the brain. She was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma at T7 and T1 (in the thoracic spine) and a secondary bone metastasis. Upon reviewing her symptoms, her progressive radiculopathy with significant spinal cord compression resulting in myelopathy made it clear that her only option was surgery. Unfortunately, her insurance would not pay for it. INI alleviated her financial burdens so that she could get her much needed surgery!

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