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Paxton and his parents, Tasha Licence and Ryan Brummond. Paxton began having symptoms like a runny nose and watery eyes around his first birthday. After his symptoms worsened, a brain scan revealed a large tumor in the back of his brain and along the brain stem. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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“I felt something was wrong,” said Tasha Licence. “Something was hurting in his head.”

The Perham woman’s son, 20-month-old Paxton Brummund, started having odd symptoms around the time of his first birthday.


At first, it wasn’t anything completely out of the ordinary – a runny nose and watery eyes.

“We took him to the doctor several times,” said Tasha, only to be told to wait it out – it was a cold.

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