At just 5 years old, Aaron Gaines already knows what he wants to be when he grows up. “I am the boy who is going to be a doctor”, he said repeatedly when he was getting proton therapy treatment at ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City.
In January of this year, Aaron’s parents realized something was terribly wrong. He wasn’t eating, kept falling asleep at the dinner table, complained of headaches and was unable to walk. Doctors discovered he had a benign brain tumor. He had it for years but cysts had become to form on top of the tumor, putting pressure inside his brain. The pressure was so great that it hurt Aaron when he ate.
He underwent a surgery to remove the cysts and then was sent to ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City. This type of tumor made Aaron the perfect candidate for proton therapy, a treatment that will enable him to continue on his path to become a doctor.
Aaron is gifted, already reading at the 6th grade level, doing 1st grade math, playing piano and conducting science experiments with his dad. He even has the unexpected knowledge that some doctors don’t: what it’s like to be on the other side. Aaron graduated from ProCure last week, after 30 treatment and “as he’s gone through this process, it’s only strengthened his desire to help people,” said his mother.
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