This has become very personal to me as I have been living with a brain tumor myself since June 2012. I will be a 6-year survivor in 2018! Although my tumor is currently not aggressive, I know that one day it could be. I have an Astrocytoma Grade II brain tumor, which is a slow-growing brain tumor. I had brain surgery in December 2014 to try and remove the tumor. They were not able to remove the tumor because the tumor sits on my motor cortex and would impact quality of life if removed. So we opted to just get the biopsy. I went through 10 rounds of chemo in 2015 to slow the growth of the tumor. My tumor right now is stable and I continue to be monitored for growth. I am currently asymptomatic and I feel fabulous! Every day gets easier because I have such an incedible support system! You can support me in my efforts by making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association ( ABTA). I use ABTA as a resource and think they are a wonderful organization.
You can visit my blog to follow more of my story: http://posthope.org/natalie-bir
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.
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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.