In February of 2017 Tori was diagnosed with an extremely rare type of cancer called chordoma. There are only about 300 people who get this type of cancer every year. She had surgery to remove the tumor, but unfortunately, since February she has had 2 recurrences. The tumor grew back in July and now it is back again. The CT scans and MRI’s show the tumor pushing on her brain stem. When Tori got admitted to the hospital this time in October, she was still able to walk and talk. At this point, she is unable to move and has lost feeling in the majority of her body. Tori has gone through 2 different sets of radiation, 2 brain surgeries and a surgery to insert a shunt in her head to relieve pressure . Tori is currently in the hospital doing chemotherapy treatments, but the chemo is only to stop the tumor from growing, not shrink it. Tori received the regular type of radiation, but it is not the type recommended by specialists. The only type of radiation that can help her is called proton radiation. This type of treatment is extremely expensive and her insurance company will not cover the cost. Although she is having extreme physical side effects, she is coherent, aware of the situation and still able to communicate with us. Tori is still fighting and is not giving up, but it seems like the only way for her to recover from this is with the proton radiation therapy. It is imperative that she receives this treatment as soon as possible. We are asking anyone who wishes to contribute to please do so, so Tori can have a fighting chance at a recovery.