“Hi, my name is Azmarel. I’m 12 years old and I was diagnosed with a rare aggressive brain tumor cancer called embryonal tumor with multilayer rosettes (EMTR ) in November 2022.”

ETMR is a type of brain cancer that usually affects kids 4 years and younger. Azmarel is the oldest child alive on the ETMR registry in the world. 

Azmarel has undergone two brain surgeries to remove the tumor. She and her parents and two brothers traveled from their home in New Mexico so Azmarel can receive treatment at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Azmarel is currently receiving chemotherapy treatment before she undergoes high-dose chemo and stem cell therapy. 

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