For Yano Pournaras, age 2-1/2 didn't bring the running and jumping of toddlerhood, but instead brought hip and knee pain, limping and fevers.
"We didn't know why," said Billy Pournaras, Yano's father. Yano was admitted to a hospital in South Carolina to try and decode his symptoms, only to be misdiagnosed as a bacterial infection. Yano was sent home, but returned to the hospital within a week as tumors started growing on Yano's forehead, and his eyelids turned a disconcerting yellow-red color.
"Not only would he have one of the authorities on neuroblastoma treating him—it's a great hospital."