Like most of us, I think we always felt that dreaded disease, especially cancer, happens to someone else. Unfortunately, we learned the hard way that was not the case.
In March of 1992, my sister, Liz began experiencing severe headaches, nausea and dizziness. When she went to the doctor, he gave her medication for migraines and sent her home. Two weeks later, at Easter time, she was rushed to the hospital after being unresponsive when her husband tried to wake her.
Then came the diagnosis: a brain tumor, glioblastoma to be exact. A word I knew I’d never want to say and hated.
How can it be? Liz had a husband and two year old at home. She was a vibrant, young woman helping me plan my wedding…she was my twin sister, my best friend….
Doctors were almost certain it was malignant. Surgery was a treatment option, but very dangerous due to the location of the tumor, but her only hope. She went into surgery on Saturday, April 24, and died the next morning. Liz left behind a group of devastated family and friends.
Now, finally, I feel a chance to help others to not experience our devastation while at the same time honoring Liz’s memory. Please join us on June 26th as we walk together to raise money for brain tumor research.
To raise money for
All proceeds will benefit research programs of the American Brain Tumor Association.
The American Brain Tumor Association is a not-for-profit, independent organization. Not affiliated with any one institution,
Founded in 1973 out of a desperate need, the American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families.