Satish Patel was a normal energetic, healthy dad, loving husband, devoted brother and a friend to many. He volunteered his time for the community as a youth basketball coach. One day, our life turned upside down. He was told that he has a very aggressive brain cancer, Glioblastoma. He rolled up his sleeves and prepared to fight. He took all sorts of aggressive treatments and therapies to just buy time with us. The cancer was stronger and smarter than all the treatments. He was only 49 years old when he passed away. Brain Cancer steals a person’s independence, dignity and their chance of a future with loved ones. It does not discriminate age, sex, race, health, or tax bracket.
We’ve gone through a wide range of emotion since the diagnosis in 2017. I can scream “It’s Not Fair!” but I choose to stand up and fight against this horrible disease. I want to bring awareness so that future generations don’t need to lose their loved ones this way.
My husband lost his father to Brain Cancer in 2015, and now my children have lost their father to Brain Cancer in 2018. The doctors say that there is no genetic link between the 2 cancers. I say “How can lightning strike my house twice?” I can not protect my children and future generations if the medical world doesn’t know how to cure cancer or how to fight aggressive brain cancer.
Join us in raising awareness of Brain Cancer. We’re participating in the Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk in San Francisco on June 23, 2019. It's a casual walk, but an inspiring event to see so many gather to support the fighters.You can join our team and walk with us or you can support us virtually.
National Brain Tumor Society will not rest until a cure exists - but more needs to be done. Please join in my effort!
National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They are aggressively driving strategic research; advocating for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community; and providing comprehensive patient, family and caregiver resources. Your support ensures this important work will continue.