It’s hard to remember now. Naton Brown isn’t sure what year it was. But she was eight years old.
"Yeah, I don’t remember," she tells me. "I just know that I kept on telling my mom I had headaches, and we went to the hospital, but then the doctor said it’s just because they thought I was dehydrated or something."
She wasn’t dehydrated. The headaches kept coming. One day at school, Brown fell down the stairs. They took her to the Emergency Room.
Her mother, Delores Lilly, says that’s when they found the tumor.