In October of 2013, MumZee was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, Grade 4 Glioblastoma.
It took us all by surprise.
We really aren't sure how long, but as our family looks back on it we realized that, she might have been suffereing from it, for a little while.
August 2013, Chris and I got married. This will forever be my favorite memory of my mom. Not only the day of but the days leading up to it. It was when my mom and I spent lots of time together. Picking the venue, the caterer, decorations and most of all the dress. I know she had been waiting, my entire life, to plan a wedding. There may have been some nagging of when I was getting married :-)
Once the wedding was over, the symptoms got worse. She became clumsiy and forgetful. This was hard because mom was our memory. She helped us remember dates, recipes, addresses, phone numbers, names and anything else we would forget. Our family thought it was demensia until my dad took her in to the doctors.
When she was diagnosed she recieved radiation and chemo. After the first round of radiation the tumor shrunk about 35%. However, it grew again. She passed away a few months later, in April.
I am hoping we can raise money to help the National Brain Tumor Society to help further research, to help other families.
I am uniting with others to make a difference in the fight against brain tumors. I am passionate about this cause, so I’m taking action. I need your help in this fight.
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