My world changed in 2011 when I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After a few years of close monitoring my medical team decided to take action. In 2014 I started a journey with the love and support of my family and friends.
I had an incredibly talented team of doctors and a brilliant surgeon in my corner at Mayo Clinc. After an awake craniotomy, targeted radiation and 6 months of chemotherapy; I was able to stop brain tumor treatment and start living a "normal" life again.
Since then I have had clean scans and have been tumor free for 9 years!
Unfortunately, many people did not have the happy ending I was blessed with. Almost 700,000 people in the US are living with a brain tumor, and more than 69,000 others will be diagnosed this year.
Let's remember those we have lost, celebrate those who have survived, and support those who are fighting.
Help me raise money and awareness for brain tumor research. Walk with me or donate to Team Pura Vida!