My mom lost her battle with glioblastoma on January 3rd, 2019. Donna Collier was an energetic, beautiful woman who looked 15 years younger than her age. She was extremely health conscious. She was always telling me about some herb i should try and some food I should avoid to stay healthy. She had no health problems, was not taking a single prescription med and was really never sick until she began mysteriously losing her balance in July 2018 and then began having cognitive problems. An MRI showed a large frontal lobe tumor which was removed at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and within a few weeks she had greatly improved.
She entered a clinical trial at the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center and did well for a brief time, but by the end of the treatments she was regressing. She put up a good fight, but this horrible disease is relentless and she finally passed right after the New Year.
My mom was an amazing, caring woman. Everyone who knew her had told me she was the most genuine and kind person they knew. I love her and miss her so much. Her birthday is March 23rd, which just happens to be the same day as this event. Please help me celebrate her birthday and her memory by joining me in donating to the American Brain Tumor Association and participating in the ABTA 5k.
Each day, 500 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. Money raised by the BT5K will provide critical funding for brain tumor research and for supportive patient services.
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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.