I was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1999 when I was 10 years old. It stayed dormant until I was 18 years old. In February 2007 I had my first brain surgery. I also had my first round of chemotherapy and a month of radiation. In 2008 after my winter quarter of my freshman year of college I had to undergo my second craniotomy because my tumor had grown back. I started chemotherapy again. In September of 2008 I had a biopsy that confirmed the tumor had crossed over to the left side of my brain. I finally finished chemotherapy in January 2010. I have been in remission since 2010. I am blessed beyond measure and am so thankful that I have the support of my family and friends through this difficult process.
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.
Click on “Donate Now” to donate safely and securely.
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.
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