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 to honor my Husband, Greg Walsh and his Uncle, Craig Eden.
Greg is an incredible Husband, loving Father, Son, Brother and Friend. He is by far the strongest person I know. Greg’s journey started when he was a teenager and originally diagnosed with a low-grade brain tumor. He has undergone three surgeries and multiple radiation and chemotherapy treatments over the last 20 years.
In 2013, his tumor changed to a high-grade Glioblastoma. He started chemotherapy, fought daily seizures, continuous doctor appointments and so much more while helping to raise two very active young kids, working full time and going to USC for his MBA. In 2015, he had surgery for the 2nd time considered to be critical and very risky. This surgery was successful in total resection of the tumor. It left him with temporary left side paralysis that required a three-month hospital stay. Unfortunately, in January of this year he had tumor recurrence. He underwent his third surgery in March and is currently recovering and undergoing physical therapy right now.
As mentioned above, we will also be honoring Craig Eden (Greg’s Uncle) who we lost to a Glioblastoma Brain Tumor in November 2017. It was very unexpected, difficult and only a year after diagnosis.
This is a very hard disease to treat and despite two decades of chemo, radiation and surgeries we continue to fight and stay positive. 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.