Raley Mae Radomske was all set to begin a new chapter in her life last summer when the unthinkable happened.
The 18-year-old national rodeo champion, who had just moved from Washington to New Mexico to start college, started experiencing seizures. An MRI revealed she had a brain tumor.
Upon the suggestion of a family friend, Raley Mae and her parents Harland and Jody, travelled to Arizona for treatment at Mayo Clinic.
In the following video, Raley Mae describes her care at Mayo, which included surgery and a 30 day stay at Mayo Clinic Hospital where she received physical therapy to help regain her motor and cognitive skills.
Raley Mae has since returned to Las Cruces, New Mexico, to her college studies and her family says she is recovering well.
Raley Mae's mom recently reported: "We were just at Mayo for her 3 month check up. She is doing great and had a clean MRI!!
We don't need to come back for 6 months!"
In this video, Raley Mae describe her care at Mayo Clinic, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_k0tvX9bO8