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My husband, Estevan, was first diagnosed in 2006, just a few weeks after our wedding day, discovered through a grand mal seizure he suffered. At 28 years old, his fight began. Surgery happened in January, 2007 - the tumor removed was a grade 3 “oligoastrocytoma”. A month of inpatient rehab, 32 radiation treatments, and a year and a half of monthly, oral chemo - helped to produce 8 years of “clean scans”. We were even fortunate enough to have our son, Grayson, in 2010. Life was good.
But then... in July, 2015, a recurrence of his tumor was found. And the fight was back on. After a number of treatments and doctors, Estevan was bravely facing each day. And did well for a good period of time. In the Summer of 2018, that quickly changed. He started experiencing new symptoms and rapidly losing independence. He lost his fight on August 8, 2018, and our lives were forever changed. For the past 3 years, he has proudly been involved with the BT5K in Columbus, sharing his story, connecting with others going through a similar fight, and raising money for a worthy cause of a devastating cancer. This year, we honor him by continuing the team, and what he started. Our goal is to raise more money than in years past, to walk in his honor, and to help take a step towards finding a cure. Won’t you please help us and join our team?
Each day, 700 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.
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.