Following up on a story we covered previously David Dingman-Grove is now cancer-free. David is the Sterling Virginia boy who nicknamed his brain tumor "Frank" after the monster in the movie "Frankenstein". Facing a staggering medical bill to get a chance to have a new procedure to try to remove David's tumor, his mother auctioned Frank off on eBay to help raise money.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A 9-year-old boy who nicknamed his brain tumor "Frank" and whose mother launched an online auction to help pay for his medical bills is now cancer-free, his mother said Tuesday.David's web site has pre and post procedure pictures of Frank (not for the squeamish)
"Frank is dead!" an elated Tiffini Dingman-Grover said by telephone from her Sterling home as the family prepared to head to a press conference in Washington, D.C.
David Dingman-Grover had most of his tumor removed Feb. 2 at the Skull Base Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The family learned the results of a biopsy on the tumor at midnight Monday. The family was crowded around the phone on "pins and needles" waiting for the call from David's surgeon, his mother said.