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Ojai Rallies For Knupp Child

By Amber Lennon

When Marisa Knupp took her baby boy, Nathan, in for a routine six-month exam, she couldn’t have anticipated the tumultuous road ahead of her. Sure, Nathan’s head had measured larger than average, but doctors attributed this to his parents’ larger frames.
Marisa didn’t get concerned until she noticed her son’s eyes “shaking and wandering,” which she brought up at the routine doctor visit. “He’d open his eyes real wide,” says Marisa. “He was pretty much going blind.”
The doctor recommended an ultrasound through the soft spot on Nathan’s head. The excessive water around his brain, called hydrocephalus, was determined moderate to severe, and the doctor ordered an MRI from Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.
After three weeks of finagling with insurance companies and doctors’ receptionists at Children’s Hospital, Nathan finally got an appointment with a doctor who didn’t believe Nathan had a serious condition and ordered a CT scan. The scan revealed the devastating news of Nathan’s glioma brain tumor, which turned the Knupp family upside-down.
Multiple tests confirmed the results of the CT scan, and brain surgery was performed a few days later. When the surgeon emerged from the operating room five hours later, Marisa received yet another round of bad news. “They said the tumor

When Marisa Knupp took her baby boy, Nathan, in for a routine six-month exam, she couldn’t have anticipated the tumultuous road ahead of her. Sure, Nathan’s head had measured larger than average, but doctors attributed this to his parents’ larger frames. Marisa didn’t get concerned until she noticed her son’s eyes “shaking and wandering,” which she brought up at the routine doctor visit. “He’d open his eyes real wide,” says Marisa. “He was pretty much going blind.” The doctor recommended an ultrasound through the soft spot

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