Stories

taylor
Taylor's Story
Jordan Rouse LiveWell Spring Banner 5.29.14
Hitting the High...
james_lg
James' Story
larry_lg
Larry's Story
cari_lg
Cari's Story
jl
JL's Story
will
William's Story
whsa surgery team1
A World Class...
ron
Ron's Story
richard
Richard's Story
View Archives
View Archives

Taylor's Story

Saving Taylor: A Mother’s Struggle

Like all mothers, Cindy Mason watched with pride as her daughter learned to sit, crawl and speak her first few words. But when little Taylor had not taken a step by 18 months, Cindy felt a sense of dread. As a medical professional
at Wayne Memorial Hospital, she knew something was badly wrong.

Taylor’s pediatrician immediately scheduled the toddler for an MRI at
Wayne Memorial Hospital. Cindy watched with growing anxiety as a co-worker prepared Taylor for the scan that confirmed Cindy’s worst fears: a growth in Taylor’s brain.

Engulfed in darkness but strengthened by the support of everyone at the Hospital, the family rallied to wage the battle of their lives. Taylor was referred to a pediatric specialist that same day and further tests revealed that she had a malignant tumor entwined with her brain stem.

Surgery was impossible and time of the essence. Cindy began to wonder if she might have to face life without her daughter.

After two years of aggressive chemo and transfusions, Taylor visited
Wayne Memorial Hospital weekly, where doctors kept a watchful eye on her blood count and tracked her progress as she grew stronger.

She’s now a healthy 12-year-old who cheers for Wayne Christian. “The lifesaving MRI and attention Taylor received at Wayne Memorial Hospital were exceptional,” Cindy says. “It means so much to work at a place you’re truly proud of.”

A great healthcare experience.
A lifelong connection to Wayne Memorial Hospital.

  • A yearly vaccination
    is the best protection
    against the flu.
    Wash your hands
    and cover your
    mouth and nose
    when you cough or
    sneeze to keep from
    spreading germs.
In the News... Harvest Your Health
© 2014 Wayne Memorial Hospital
2700 Wayne Memorial Dr.
Goldsboro, NC 27534
919.736.1110
Site design by Sage Creative Group