In January 2014, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor just two hours after landing in Copenhagen, Denmark. What was supposed to be a semester abroad turned into recovering from a 10-hour awake craniotomy that took place on Valentine's Day. HAPPY 5 YEARS SINCE SURGERY! I was able to take summer courses and still graduate with my college class at Denison University in May of 2015. That fall, I learned my oligoastrocytoma was growing, and had to spend the next year undergoing six weeks of proton radiation in Rochester, MN, followed by more than nine months of PCV chemotherapy at OSU. My team at Mayo continues to monitor the remaining tumor with biannual MRIs.
My team, Liz's Unexpected Journey, will be participating in our 6th BT5K Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk in Columbus, OH, on June 1st. This is an inspiring and fun event benefiting the American Brain Tumor Association. If you'd like to join us, click on "Join Elizabeth's Team". We would LOVE to have you!
You can support me in my efforts by making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association. Click on "Donate Now" to donate safely and securely. 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 other brain tumor patients, their families, and the researchers pursuing the breakthroughs