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"She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted the sails." - Elizabeth Edwards
"She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted the sails." - Elizabeth Edwards

Liz's Unexpected Journey

In January 2014, Liz was diagnosed with a brain tumor just two hours after landing in Copenhagen, Denmark. What was supposed to be a semester abroad turned into recovering from a 10-hour awake craniotomy. In the fall of 2015, Elizabeth discovered her tumor was growing, and she spent the next year undergoing six weeks of proton radiation followed by more than nine months of chemotherapy. Her team at Mayo's continues to monitor the remaining tumor with quarterly MRIs.

Our team, Liz's Unexpected Journey, will be participating in our 5th BT5K Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk in Columbus, OH, on June 2, 2018. This is an inspiring and fun event benefiting the American Brain Tumor Association.

The more the merrier! I’m inviting all my friends to join my team in support of the nearly 700,000 people currently living with a brain tumor. In 2014, four of us walked the Chicago 5K just months after Elizabeth's initial surgery. In 2015, we had more family and friends join us in Chicago, and in 2016 & 2017, we have enjoyed joining with family and friends to walk with Liz in the Columbus 5K. As you can see, we love the ABTA Brain Tumor 5K! You can join our team by clicking the join button on the right.

If you can’t make it to the BT5K Columbus on June 3, 2017, please consider making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association in support of the team’s efforts. Click the donate button on the right.

Thank you in advance for your support of our efforts on behalf of brain tumor patients, their families, and the researchers pursuing the breakthroughs.


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