CORONA (CBSLA.com) — A young woman given weeks to live as a baby graduated from Corona High School on Wednesday.
Tori Moreno at just 7 weeks old was diagnosed with a brain-stem tumor – stage 4 cancer – and was given weeks to live.READ MORE: The Forum In Inglewood Will Reopen At Full Capacity For Foo Fighters Concert On July 17
“Her doctors gave her chances in the millions to be alive,” said Roman Moreno, her father. “They literally had her death certificate ready for me to sign.”
He and his wife, Kim, found an experimental brain cancer treatment and prayed it would work.READ MORE: LA Street Vendors Hold Large Rally, Claim Aggressive Crackdown From County Inspectors
That was 18 years ago.
And on Wednesday night, their miracle baby graduated.
Moreno plans to attend Long Beach City College after she serves a mission in Africa this summer.MORE NEWS: Embattled LA Councilman Mike Bonin Steps Up Efforts To Clear Venice Homeless Camps
“If it wasn’t for him upstairs I wouldn’t be here,” she said. “I’m so privileged to be here where I’m at right now and it’s a blessing.”