It is hard to believe it has been a year since my dad lost his battle to Glioblastoma. My dad’s diagnosis forever changed my life. One way to keep his memory alive and raise awareness about the devastation of a brain cancer diagnosis is by participating in the BT5k Run&Walk Twin Cities. Please consider making a donation to TEAM NELLY or better yet- join me in walking with TEAM NELLY for the 3 miles around Lake Como on October 13th.
I want to thank each and every one of you that visit my page for taking a moment to read about my cause and fundraising efforts. The diagnosis of a brain tumor is the start of a journey that nobody expects to take.
On October 31st 2014, my dad Steve Nelson at the age of 55 had a seizure in the parking lot of a Byerlys grocery store in Chanhassen MN. Someone called 911 and left him lying on the pavement unattended. Paramedic found him unconscious and was rushed to the nearest emergency room. After a CT scan and MRI he was told by an ER doctor he had a tumor located in the right parietal lobe.
The next day a baseball size tumor was removed from his brain and the diagnosis was glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Over his three year battle he attended many radiation, chemotherapy and doctors appointments. He was underwent two brain surgeries. He was never given a fair fight from the beginning, the average expectency from diagnosis is 14.5 months. He put up a good fight making it almost three years.
My team will be participating in the BT5K Twin Cities 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 Twin Cities on October 13, 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.