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Twenty-two months ago, my sweet mom lost her 18-month battle with brain cancer. She was the most kind, loving, tender-hearted and courageous woman. She was my friend, my sounding board, my teacher, my hero. She was the best grandmother to my two boys and my niece. She was a loyal friend. And, she was the most loving and giving wife to my dad for nearly 45 years. She was an otherwise healthy 61 year old woman when she was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme in January 2011. She fought hard. She wasn't ready to leave this earth, and we weren't ready for her to leave either. She was too young! I miss her EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I didn't think it was really possible when I had heard other people say that, but now I know it is possible...and sometimes it hits you at the strangest times.
I don't want other people and their families to go through what my mom and my family endured during that 18-month journey. For that reason, I am participating, for the fourth year, in the Race For Hope. It is always such an emotional day, but it's so important to me to help raise funds to support research and services for brain tumor patients and their families.
Glioblastoma is currently considered to be incurable, but there is hope in the form of the vast amount of medical research, leading to clinical trials to test new drugs and/or approaches to treatment, that is taking place. So, I would like to ask you to join the team walking/running in memory of my mom and others who have brain tumors, and for their families and the survivors.
The team name is 'Linn's Left Lobe Lopers' (aka 'Team Linn'). You can provide support in several ways: participate, either in person or virtually, in the race/walk; contribute monetarily; or both. Any of these ways that you can help is greatly appreciated. So, ask your friends, family, and neighbors! Let's walk/run for a cure!
Thank you for your support in helping find a cure for brain tumors!
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