Hard to believe it has been a year since my dad lost his battle to Glioblastoma. I want to thank each and every one of you that visit my page for taking a moment to read about my cause and fundraising efforts. The diagnosis of a brain tumor is the start of a journey that nobody expects to take.
On October 31st 2014, my dad Steve Nelson at the age of 55 had a seizure in the parking lot of a Byerlys grocery store in Chanhassen MN. Someone called 911 and left him lying on the pavement unattended. Paramedic found him unconscious and was rushed to the nearest emergency room. After a CT scan and MRI he was told by an ER doctor he had a tumor located in the right parietal lobe.
The next day a baseball size tumor was removed from his brain and the diagnosis was glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Over his three year battle he attended many radiation, chemotherapy and doctors appointments. He was underwent two brain surgeries. He was never given a fair fight from the beginning, the average expectency from diagnosis is 14.5 months. He put up a good fight making it almost three years.
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