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State to End Program for Sickest Kids
East Bay Express

Scarlett Wecks was born with a brain tumor the size of a fist. After she underwent surgery to remove the tumor and endured multiple rounds of chemotherapy during the first two years of her life, the toddler, now three-and-a-half years old, has shown no signs of tumor regrowth. “She’s doing really well,” said Chris Wecks, her thirty-year-old father, of Newark. At nine months old, Scarlett, who also has cerebral palsy and is hearing impaired, could barely move on her own, he said.