After the discovery of Talia Pleasant's cancer, her parents thought they had seen the worst. Then cancer struck again -- and again.

The ongoing battle

November 28, 2006|By Mary Gail Hare | Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter

Dressed in a pink nightgown and holding a doll, Talia Pleasant celebrated her third birthday in a hospital room at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, where she was undergoing chemotherapy for a rare form of brain cancer.

The youngster with big brown eyes, who also battled adrenal cancer, has impressed those around her with how bravely she handles the treatments.

On the internet To see a multimedia slideshow about the Pleasants, go to familyties

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