On Tuesday, March 28th, with no previous symptoms and just 73 days shy of her wedding, Katie passed out at home. She woke up, called her doctor and went to the emergency room. Following a series of tests, doctors discovered a tumor in the top right side of her brain, and scheduled surgery for removal. On Thursday, March 30th, Katie underwent a successful surgery at Northwestern hospital to remove the tumor and wait for pathology results. The results were not what doctors had expected, Katie's tumor was a rare Glioblastoma that started as low grade and quickly morphed into a grade 4 aggressive tumor. Now, not even 3 weeks since Katie's fall, Katie and her family are considering her treatment options which will include radiation and chemotherapy for the next year.
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.