March 28th, 2017 is a day that is forever ingrained in my mind. On that day, my beautiful wife, had a seizure which led to doctors finding a tumor in her brain. Fast forward to April 11th, and that tumor is diagnosed as a Grade 4, IDH-1 mutated Glioblastoma. Needless to say, we were all floored upon hearing the news.
I kept hearing that Katie was lucky to have us through the entire process. While that may be true, I see things completely opposite. We were the lucky ones to have her. She's alive, healthy (all things considered), strong, determined, feisty, shall I go on?
We continue to have a fight on our hands, but one continue to hit head on. She is now 2 years removed and we celebrate in and every clear scan. There have been 11 of said scans!! Each and every one of those scans is celebrated. No victory is too small.
Katie continues to teach us something new every day and truly makes me take a new perspective on life. Let's live for today and celebrate the small victories. Tomorrow can wait.
Please join us in raising awareness for all types of cancer affecting loved ones out there. Brain cancer just happens to be at the forefront of our minds at the moment.
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.
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.