Ashley Santiesteban, 17, with her father, Juan Carlos Santiesteban, had a mass on her brain that was treated with a new imaging procedure at Baptist Hospital.
Ashley Santiesteban, 17, with her father, Juan Carlos Santiesteban, had a mass on her brain that was treated with a new imaging procedure at Baptist Hospital. Roberto Koltun rkoltun@elnuevoherald.com
Ashley Santiesteban, 17, with her father, Juan Carlos Santiesteban, had a mass on her brain that was treated with a new imaging procedure at Baptist Hospital. Roberto Koltun rkoltun@elnuevoherald.com

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