Meet our Cool Teen of the Month: Riley! At the age of 9, on the first day of her fourth-grade year, she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor during a routine eye exam. Instead of getting to know her teachers and reuniting with classmates, Riley went from eye doctor to an eye specialist, to an MRI, to Johns Hopkins, all in less than a few hours. Her old life was no longer her reality. She became consumed by needles, tests, scans, appointments, pills, treatments, seeing friends and family through a phone screen, and extended hospital stays. Now at the age of 16, Riley has been in remission for five years, and her tumor is stable!