I walk in honor of my father, Kenny. He was diagnosed with a meningioma in November of 2012. The slow-growing tumor was about the size of baseball. He had one major craniotomy removing about 90% of the tumor, went through rehabilitation earning three more years of life and memories. Unfortunately, he then suffered seizures, underwent radiation therapy and endured thousands of tests, blood draws, etc. My father lost his battle with the 'monster' in his head on January 26, 2016, leaving behind me, my sister and his grandson. He had a zest for life, made every day the best, told his story and offered his support to those who needed it. He began a daily Facebook 'blog' and documented politics, life, thoughts as well as local things. He signed off every post the same...
"Tomorrow is a gift. Give your kid a hug. Smile when you can." - Skinny Sezz
Each day, 500 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. To show my support, I will be participating in the American Brain Tumor Association's BT5K Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk. Money raised by the BT5K will provide critical funding for brain tumor research and for supportive patient care.
You can support me in my efforts by making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association.
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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 www.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.