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Foundation helps brain tumor patient

(Alison Viens and her children, Dylan (front), Bailey (right) and Linleigh (left). Source: Erinn McGuire) (Alison Viens and her children, Dylan (front), Bailey (right) and Linleigh (left). Source: Erinn McGuire)
BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

A Bluffton woman who's battling a brain tumor received help from The Curry Foundation.

The foundation works to provide emotional and financial support to people who have experienced a life-altering tragedy and now face financial hardships, according to the foundation.

Viens was diagnosed in 2005 with a pilocytic astrocytoma brain tumor after suffering from chronic headaches.

She had brain surgery to remove the tumor only, but it came back. In September she was ordered to have 30 intense radiation treatments at Emory University Hospital for six weeks.

She lived at the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge in Atlanta while her husband Joe. Friends and family members rallied to care for the Viens' three children, Bailey, 17, Linleigh, 13, and Dylan, who is a third grader at Bluffton Elementary School, according to a news release.

Alison has since completed her radiation treatments and is scheduled to return for a follow up visit in the spring.

To find out more about The Curry Foundation go to their website at www.curryfoundation.org.

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