As most of you now know, on May 2, 2018 I was rushed to the hospital after experiencing several seizures. Doctors immediately performed an MRI scan and discovered a tennis-ball-sized mass on the right side of my brain. I underwent brain surgery on May 7th to remove the mass. A week later I was diagnosed with a Grade IV Glioblastoma. After healing from surgery I had a 6 week course of chemotherapy and radiation to make sure the mass did not return and to target a few other spots that were found on the left side of my brain.
I have now completed my month of healing after chemo and radiation and will soon start my next phase of treatment which will be higher doses of chemo for 5 days and then a 23 day rest before another 5 days of treatment. This will continue for at least 6 months with regular MRI's to be sure there is no tumor reoccurrence. I have received incredible support throughout this journey and my body has handled treatments very well. I wanted to take that positive energy and put it towards a good cause. I have created a Titanium Cranium team to participate in the BT5K NYC Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk, an inspiring and fun event benefiting the American Brain Tumor Association. You can choose to either run or walk the 5K, the entire team does not have to run/walk together. I will be running and I would love to have some of you join the team, even if it's just a chance to see you! Details are below, thank you so much for all of your support! Let's raise some money to help others going through this same fight!
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 NYC on November 11, 2018, 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.