Welcome to Emily's Personal Page
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 Seattle on June 29, 2019. Head for the Cure is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research. I am captain of my team, Emily's Chemo Crushers!
A little of my history: On October 16, 2018 I woke up after a severe seizure, was rushed to the ER, where they discovered a sizeable brain tumor. Absolutely no symptoms until that night! Two weeks later, on November 1, I had a 5 hour operation to remove a tumor the size of a tennis ball. The diagnosis was anaplastic astrocytoma...a slow growing, recurring brain tumor. I have completed 6 weeks (30 visits) of proton radiation treatments and am now all the way through my chemo treatment. I have been receiving amazing care and support at the Alvord Brain Tumor Center at the UW Medical center. Every 3-4 months I get an MRI scan to confirm I am still doing well and nothing is coming back.
Each year, over 79,000 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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