Dear friends -
In the weeks before Thanksgiving 2014, my family and I started noticing that my mom, Nancy, was having trouble with short term memory, balance, and word association. She was rapidly losing weight, and we learned that she was having frequent dizzy spells.
The Monday after Thanksgiving began with the first of MANY doctors appointments. In the blur of doctors, hospitals and emotions that the month of December became, Mom was finally diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, an extremely aggressive brain tumor. She had surgery on December 16 (if my memory is correct), where her surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic were able to remove 95% of her tumor, which was the size of a baseball.
Her prognosis was not good. We were told that the tumor would likely return in 5-8 months, even more aggressive than before. They said we'd be very fortunate to have her with us for the next 12-18 months.
Fast forward to today - past the surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and clinical trial (Novocure TTFields device that she's still using), Nancy is defying the odds every single day. We celebrated THREE YEARS post surgery this past December, and look forward to her 4 year "anniversary" this December.
My daughter, Erin, decided that we should show our support by virtually participating in this run, to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure.
Please consider joining our team - or donating a few dollars if you're able. Every dollar counts!
We appreciate your support!
My team will be virtually participating in the BT5K Columbus Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk, an inspiring and fun event benefiting the American Brain Tumor Association.
JOIN THE TEAM!
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. You can join my 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.