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Eight-Year-Old Creates Mini-Documentary on St. Louis Children's Hospital Life
Date:4/7/2010

Benjamin Robinson's "Kid Cam" project details his battle with brain cancer.

St. Louis, MO (Vocus) April 7, 2010 -- Until last May, Benjamin’s Robinson’s greatest challenges were mastering the Wii and choosing his favorite Chinese food restaurant. Now, the eight-year-old from Vergennes, IL, is entering his twelfth month of therapy at St. Louis Children’s Hospital for a medulloblastoma, a form of pediatric brain tumor.

With brain surgery, six weeks of radiation, and twelve months of chemotherapy behind him, and at least three more months of chemotherapy to go, Benjamin is nearing the finish line of his grueling journey. It's a journey for which his mom, Shelly Robinson, admits nobody could ever really prepare.

"He spent the first few weeks learning how to walk again after brain surgery," explains Shelly. "His ongoing care is made up of so much more than the chemotherapy - he comes in for routine MRIs, vision and hearing screenings, physical therapy, and educational assessments, just to name a few."

Recognizing a need to help educate new patients about the realities of brain tumors or other pediatric cancer treatments, the hospital asked Benjamin if he'd be willing to share his personal experience.

Armed with a Flip camera and an outgoing personality, Benjamin interviewed many of the nurses, therapists, and physicians – even hospital volunteers, involved in his regular care. The result is St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s first "

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