Welcome to My Personal Page-- Cynthia!.
Thank you for visiting my personal page and helping me to reach my fundraising goal!
I am joining the fight against brain cancer by participating in Head for the Cure Mid-Missouri on Sunday, April 26. Head for the Cure is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research. My Story started on Easter Sunday on the way to church in 2012. I was 38 years old with 3 kids and had only married the man of my dreams a little over 3 years ago. I had never had a migrane before much less an ocular migrane which is what it was deternined to be a few days later. They found a large mass in the left frontal lobe. The MRI stated it could have several things with a posibility of a glioma. They headaches progressively had gotten worse and I was unable to work at a job I loved. In June, they finially decided to do a biopsy and dertime what it was. It came back at a grade 2/3 glioma. After the neurosurgeon removed as much as he could (about 95%) it was again sent to the Mayo Clinic where it was determined to be more grade 3 than grade 2 indicating it was a Anaplastic Astrocytoma, I spent 3 weeks in the hospital learning how to use my right side to walk, eat, thing, process, and so on. I went through radiation and chemotherapy. I tried to go back to work, but I was a Process Coordinator with Special Education and after everything I have gone through I just can't do it any more. There is no cure for brain cancer. I pray every day that I am healed or that God gives the very smart reachers a break through as does ALL of my family and friends. I am young, love life, and you can anyone that knows me that I almost always have a smile on my face. . My husband and I travel as much as we can. There is so much more I could share, but in the end the truth of is....I am not ready to die nor am ready to lose any of my friends or people I don't know to brain cancer!
Each year, over 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. More than 120 types of brain tumors exist, making effective treatment complicated. Cutting edge research is needed as we continue to make strides in this fight.
Head for the Cure works to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy. Every Head for the Cure event marks a day of celebration where those diagnosed with brain cancer are honored and celebrated by their friends and families, those who have lost their battles are remembered, and we are all inspired to carry on the fight.
Funds raised by Head for the Cure support the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, a network of medical centers with the expertise and the desire to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials investigating new treatments for malignant brain tumors.
Please consider making a donation today to help me reach my goal and to help Head for the Cure defeat brain cancer, step by step!
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