2019 San Antonio

TEAM MOMOCITA

Thank you for visiting my team page and helping me to reach my fundraising goal!

I am joining the fight against brain cancer by participating in Head for the Cure 5K- San Antonio on September 28th, 2019. Head for the Cure is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research.

My own journey with brain cancer began last year. On August 23, 2018 my provider confirmed to my husband and I that I had a brain tumor close to the size of a golf ball. So on August 28 I had a consult with a neurosurgeon in San Antonio, Texas to discuss what it could be and what my options are. Without a biopsy they could only assume what it was based on the imaging from the CT scan and MRIs. My neurosurgeon suspected it was a low-grade glioma.

On October 2, 2018 I had my brain surgery. I decided to call the tumor gremlin. Look up the definition of gremlin and maybe you will understand why it fits. Biopsy results confirmed the gremlin was an oligodendroglioma Grade 2 (with genetic testing). The gremlin had "favorable" mutations which meant this type of brain cancer is known to respond well to radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

Lots of doctor visits later, 30 rounds of radiation therapy, moving to San Antonio, currently going through oral chemotherapy and with God guiding my journey... I know I will kick this cancer's butt! I have opted for the 12 cycles of oral chemotherapy and just completed my 6th cycle so I am half-way done!

Most days I have a pretty positive outlook on my future because I know I want to be with my husband, raise our son and enjoy our lives together. I know I can make it through this and look forward to revisiting this chapter of my life as an old woman surrounded by my grandchildren.

Thank you for reading my story about my ongoing journey. Please consider making a donation or join TEAM MOMOCITA on the Head for the Cure website today to help me reach my goal and to help Head for the Cure defeat brain cancer, step by step!

Much love,
Monika Nixon
aka Momo

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