My name is Casey White, I'm 29 years old, and I live in Lemont. I have 2 children, a loving wife, and a wonderful extended family.
By the way, I have a brain tumor. I was diagnosed at the age of 22, shortly after graduating from college. I don't let the tumor define who I am as a person or get in the way of my goals. It's merely a footnote in my profile. Yes, it has been a big adjustment, but when you really stop to think about it, life is a series of adjustments. I must admit that this life experience has forever changed me and taught me to realize what is important.
Since the surgery, my scans continue to come back with good results - praise God! My family and friends have been a source of great comfort and it is easy to see how truly blessed I am. Each day I get to go to work, I get to go to the grocery store, I get to do laundry and the list goes on and on. I don't have to do anything in life, I get to to do these things because I am alive, well, and capable and isn't that what's important in life?
With the advancement of scientific research, we now have the ability to diagnose people of cancer and other diseases. But who's to say that George Washington, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, and many other famous figures in history did not have cancer? These individuals accomplished great things in their lifetime - I am not suggesting that I will go down in the history books, but that I will still lead a meaningful life.
I am leading a team at the 2017 ABTA Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run / Walk , an inspiring and fun event benefitting the ABTA. On Sunday, April 23rd, thousands of people will gather at Chicago's lakefront to run or walk in support of brain tumor patients, their families and their caregivers.
JOIN THE TEAM!
The more the merrier! I'm inviting all my family and friends to join my team to support the 600,000 people currently living with a brain tumor. You can join my team by clicking the JOIN button to the right.
DONATE TO THE TEAM!
If you can't make it on April 23, please consider making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association.
Your donation not only supports brain tumor patients and their families but it also supports the breakthrough research to improve, extend and ultimately save lives. And remember, your donation is tax-deductible! You can learn more about the American Brain Tumor Association at ABTA.org.
Thank you in advance for your support of my efforts on behalf of brain tumor patients, their families and the researchers pursuing the breakthroughs.
About the American Brain Tumor Association
Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) was the first national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to brain tumors. For nearly 40 years, the Chicago-based ABTA has provided critical funding to researchers working toward breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care, and is the only national organization providing comprehensive resources and serving the complex supportive care needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.