When Stella Robson’s eye turned red, her parents thought it was just an eye infection. Even the doctor thought the same thing. Stella, 6, was given some antibiotics and the Australian family was sent home and told to wait a few days for it to clear up. But it didn’t clear up.
Stella’s eye continued to swell, so her mother, Gaylene Robson, went for a second opinion. They went to an ophthalmologist who ordered a CT scan to be done at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
The scan showed that Stella has a bell-shaped tumor that was growing between her eye and her brain.
Stella was diagnosed with a rare kind of cancerous tumor called Langerhans cell histiocytosis (a bone tumor).