Rally for Rayne
Posted on August 08 2016
In April 2013, Rayne Jones was diagnosed with a baseball-sized brain tumor, which turned out to be chondrosarcoma on the brain stem; a rare type of cancer found in less than 1% of all brain tumor patients. The family is encountering mounting medical expenses and still faces a long road of intensive rehabilitation and seven weeks of Proton Beam Radiation treatment in Houston at MD Anderson. After undergoing a nine hour craniotomy to remove the tumor, Rayne remains paralyzed on her left side, unable to talk, eat, or walk. She communicates through sign language and a computer tablet. Her recovery is slow and arduous, but Rayne perseveres everyday so one day she will be able to walk and talk, and as she always states, “Take care of Emma”, her daughter. Rayne is a graduate from Leander High School where she played softball all 4 years. Rayne has been actively employed in the Central Texas area for 14 years, and received her B.A. in business in 2012. While finishing her degree, she worked for Children’s Special Needs Network in Belton, Texas. Rayne has continued her love of sports through coaching for several years for local leagues, prior to her surgery. Rayne's sense of humor is amazing, and her faith, hope, and trust in God is evident by the way she deals with this journey. She is an inspiration to everyone. Please help Rayne win her battle with cancer, and return home to Emma and her family.