On September 27, 2018, Kristy was given the news that her MRI scan from the day before showed a mass on her brain. She was immediately referred to a neurosurgeon and was told she would need surgery. On October 8, 2018, Kristy had a posterior fossa craniotomy to remove the brain tumor from her cerebellum. The histology reports came back a few days later diagnosing Kristy with a brain tumor type called "Pilocytic Astrocytoma" -- a rare brain tumor that usually occurs in children between the ages of 5-10 years of age; this is a rare (juvenile) brain tumor... Only 14 out of 1 MILLION children under age 15 years are diagnosed, so as an adult it's even rarer to receive a diagnosis. Kristy suffered complications and was re-hospitalized on October 29, 2018, and went through a 2nd surgery on October 31, 2018, to fix her CSF (CerebroSpinal Fluid) leak. Kristy also had an abscess and an infection that needed treatment. Afterward, Kristy went through many therapy sessions, had to re-learn to walk, missed 3.5 months of work, and is constantly working hard every day in order to continue making progress in her recovery. She is so THANKFUL for the people who showed up and stepped in to help her and her family through this sh*tstorm. They ALL will be FOREVER GRATEFUL!