Side By Side We are Strong
In December 2017, Beverly Riley started having seizure like symptoms. She told her doctor about it and had some tests run in January of 2018. It was discovered that she had a large mass on her brain and that the best early course of action would be to remove as much of it as possible.
On February 8, 2018, she underwent a 4 hour "debulking" surgery. During that surgery, she had a stroke that caused her to lose her ability to use the left side of her body. She spent the following month in the hospital, recovering from her surgery and her stroke. When she got out of the hospital she found out that the mass on her brain was indeed brain cancer. A grade 2 Diffiuse Astrocytoma tumor. She spent the next year undergoing chemotherapy. She still undergoes physical therapy resulting from her stroke.
Through the last two years, Beverly's husband Danny, their 4 kids, some amazing doctors and therapists, and countless friends and family have gathered around Beverly to help her through this chaotic and traumatic time in her life. Beverly and Danny have never felt alone. Through the help and support of others, they have stayed strong. Beverly has inspired others by her strength and determination and her continued faith in her Father in Heaven that He will provide all that she needs. Her joy through it all is contagious.
So together, on this journey, we are all made stronger. She is healing and recovering. We are inspired by her. We all have gained a new perspective on life.
Side By Side, We are Strong
On February 8, 2020, on the two year anniversary of Beverly's surgery, we have a chance to celebrate how far we have come together. We have a chance to help others who are on this journey and who will fight this journey in the future.
We're going to fight against brain cancer by participating in Head For the Cure - Orlando. Here is a little bit about Head for the Cure
Head for the Cure is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research.
Each year, over 80,000 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.
We would love to have you join us on February 8, 2020. This will be a special day for Beverly and all of us. We will get to look back at how far she has come, remember all of those who have been with her on her journey, and praise our Savior for all that He has done for us.
You can find out more information and join our team by clicking the links on this page. If you can walk with us or donate to this wonderful cause that is so dear to our hearts, we will be truly appreciative. And together, through all of these efforts, we will all continue to show that
Side By Side, We are Strong