2017 Race for Hope - DC

Lee and Kara's Krew


The Race for Hope - DC presented by DTZ raises funds to support innovative research initiatives and provide information for brain tumor patients and their families. This amazing event relies on the dedication and enthusiasm of individuals, families, teams, volunteers, sponsors and donors. Thank you for your support in helping us find a cure for brain tumors!

 

Kara, our real Captain and Survivor's update: 

In October 2012 we as parents received the most heartbreaking news when our beautiful, sassy, funny, and smart princess who had just had her 4th birthday was diagnosed with a stage 2 Diffuse Astrocytoma. Kara has always been and continues to be a positive and resilient fighter these past two years during brain surgery, port- a-cath placement surgery, 8 rounds of chemotherapy (both oral and IV) blood transfusions, platelet transfusions, many MRI's, port-a-cath removal surgery and many many hours spent at the hospital. Kara has fought so hard and never once complained even during the times she was tired, sick or when her legs were in pain and I am so glad that I am her mom! It is a wonderful and amazing blessing to be able to let everyone know that Kara's last few MRI's have shown no tumor at all and no growth of any new tumor!! Kara is now a spunky 6 year old who loves playing Lacrosse, loves princesses and loves Fro Yo! Our little Kara bear is truly a strong survivor and she is my hero!!!
 
Thank you to all that have been there supporting our baby girl and all of you who continue to fight with her everyday!!
 
Sheri (Kara's Mom)
 

Lee's Story:

April 26th marks 10 years Dad (Lee) will be gone.  He was diagnosed with a stage 4, inoperable, Glioblastomo...he never stood a chance, but he fought for 6 months until he finally lost his battle.  It's an every day struggle to keep going on without him.  Watching our little girls grow and my brother and sister become responsible adults will always be bittersweet because he isn't here to share these things that he would enjoy so much.  It's so hard to have so much going on and have so many things to do and he can't do any of it with us, because he would...he would play outside with our girls, holidays would be so much different because he was the most excited about them.  He'd be proud that Donavan moved out and is doing great.  Same for Nicole, he'd be so proud of her bravery moving to New York to take a position at a very prestigous restaurant...he would have been right there by our side all the way!  He's missed so many things and he'll miss so many more because of this nasty disease.  Hopefully we can all make a difference and save a family from this by walking/running and donating.  We love and miss you Daddy!

 

 

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