The Ibisevic Family
Haris Ibisevic graduated from George Mason University in 2011 with a BS in Economics. In January 2015, after he started working for Accenture as a Software Consultant, he noticed his first symptoms of Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma – double vision and weakness on the right side of his body. Then in August 2015, at the age of 25, his DIPG diagnosis was confirmed after doctors performed a Biopsy at Children’s National in Washington DC. This diagnosis was very unexpected, as he has no family history of cancer, and he doesn’t fall under the age range in which kids usually get this type of brain tumor.
DIPG completely changed his life around and that of his family. Their priorities in life have shifted, and Haris has to deal with anxiety and side effects daily. The fear of the unknown is causing tremendous stress and worry, but Haris has learned that he has no other choice but to fight. He underwent 33 sessions of Radiation and about 2 years of Chemotherapy. Now, his doctors are looking at immunotherapy and other options that could help him battle this beast. In the meantime, Haris is going on disability and trying to focus on healing, exercising as much as possible, and enjoying life’s challenges as they are thrown at him. Some of his hobbies include biking, hiking, snowboarding and skate-boarding. He hopes to continue doing these for a very long time.
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