I am a Brain Tumor Survivor.
I was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor in August of 2009. I had endonasal surgery a couple of weeks later. During the surgery it was determined that it was not a pituitary tumor and was not removed, and my pituitary gland was destroyed. The biopsy found the tumor to be a meningioma. I had a craniotomy 9 weeks later, and the meningioma was successfully resected. I must keep getting monitored for the rest of my life for a recurrence.
Each day 500 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. This is why I will be participating in the American Brain Tumor Association's Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run & Walk. Each year, the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run & Walk provides critical funding for brain tumor research and for supportive patient care.
I am participating and fundraising to maintain and strengthen the critical resources that make such a profound difference in the lives of brain tumor patients and their families.
You can support me in my efforts by making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association.
Click on the MAKE A DONATION! or the SUPPORT button by my Fundraising Meter to donate safely and securely online.
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.
If you prefer to mail your donation, download the donation sheet under the donor info tab.
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.