Help find a cure for brain tumors!
Carol Welsh is a great sister and friend. She has been battling her ependymoma brain tumor since 2000 - and has had 3 surgeries, radiation and chemo. In 2004, she walked in the race just 7 weeks after surgery; in 2005 she walked in the race while undergoing chemotherapy. Every day she deals with the aftermath of her surgeries - double vision, balance issues, trouble swallowing, and after suffering respiratory arrest in 2008, having to have a trach, which helps her breathe at night. The tumor came back again in 2012, and Carol had gamma knife surgery February 18, 2013 at the University of Virginia Hospital.
I hope you'll sponsor me (or someone else on our team) and help find a cure for brain tumors. By the way, I'm in charge of the volunteers for the Race - if you'd like to volunteer, I'd love your help! Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out these inspiring stories from the brain tumor community: http://throughoureyes.abc2.org/story/margaret-welsh
Carol was featured in the Washington Post's Medical Mysteries: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/14/AR2008111403005.html
For more information on Carol's story, visit her website at: http://adultependymomabraintumor.com/
Thank you so much!
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