This Christmas will be one of mixed blessings for the Susko family of Jim Thorpe.
Anastasia (Ana) Susko, 7, was diagnosed with D.I.P.G., a rare and serious pediatric brain cancer on Oct. 1. She has been given a 35 percent chance of survival for the next two years.
Ana, a second grader at L.B. Morris Elementary in Jim Thorpe, wants to experience many things in her life and her family wants to allow her to do as many of these things as possible, from plane trips, roller coasters, hang gliding, swim with dolphins, and more.