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Mrs. Heather R Beck

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I am participating in this race in memory of my father, Charles Martin, who died from a brain tumor on December 11, 2006. My dad was diagnosed with a stage 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme on September 24, 2006. By the time he was diagnosed, it was almost too late for him to put up much of a fight against the tumor. The doctor's doubted that he would even pull through the surgery, but pull through he did. He struggled every day to be able to communicate with his family through smiles, nods, and moving his body. He encountered many set backs during the two and half months he battled with his brain tumor, but his will to live was strong, and he held on as long as he could. The day my family had to make the decision to take him off of life support was one of the hardest decisions we have ever made, but there was nothing else we could do. I myself have been battling brain cancer for 11 years now with the hope that someday there will be a cure. A cure that did not come in time to save my dad.

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