Each day 500 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. On March 12, 2014 I became one of those indivduals. On March 26, 2014 I had surgery to remove a golf ball sized tumor. During a follow up visit, the type of tumor had changed and I had an atypical (type 2) meningioma and would undergo 6 weeks of radiation. I started May 1st 2014 and ended June 18th 2014. As tough as 2014 was for me mentally, I still got married to the most wonderful man and ended the year with news of our first baby! If I can overcome brain surgery, I can do anything. Since my surgery and radiation, I have remained tumor free with no new signs of growth, and at my last MRI in January 2016 was told that due to the choices made, the chance of re growth is slim. Almost two years later hair is starting to grow again over my scar! It has by no means been an easy journey, but I coulnd't do it without all the love and support from my family and friends.
This is why I will be participating in the American Brain Tumor Association’s Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Columbus 5K Run & Walk at Arch Park. Each year, the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run & Walk helps provide 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.