Jennifer Bowman, Battle Creek Enquirer
Alyssa Schuck smiled as she pulled at the light brown hair sticking out of her daughter’s hat.
For Nattaly Brown, this was a milestone. Her hair, now poking out of her glittery cap, had grown. And growing hair means so much more these days.
Nattaly was diagnosed three years ago with rhabdomyosarcoma, cancer that affects tissue and lymph nodes. The 7-year-old Battle Creek, Michigan, girl has battled rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and all the body-wrecking baggage that came with it, from vomiting to anxiety to a feeding tube.
She also uses medical marijuana.