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Posted on: Tuesday, February 6, 2001

Noah Abrazado, infant who fought brain tumor, died Feb. 1

By Curtis Lum
Advertiser Staff Writer

Noah Abrazado, who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor when he was two months old, died Feb. 1 at his Mililani home. Noah turned 1 Sept. 24.

Noah was diagnosed with atypical teratoid rhabdoid, a life-threatening brain tumor usually found in children less than two years of age. He underwent numerous operations, plus chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

The infant also went through a painful procedure to remove healthy bone marrow so doctors could give him high doses of chemotherapy. Despite their efforts, doctors weren’t able to save Noah.

"(The treatments) slowed it down, but it didn’t kill it," said Noah’s father, Daniel. "But he was fighting it all the way."

Lucy Abrazado said her great-grandson outlived doctors’ predictions. "The doctors thought he would have gone last year, but he lived through Christmas. He spent Christmas with us," Lucy Abrazado said.

In addition to his father, Noah is survived by mother, Tara Lee Tani.

Funeral services will be held Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary, Mauka Chapel. Services also will be held Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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