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Hi Family and Friends,
As you all know, or now know, I was diagnosed with a Grade III Anaplastic Astrocytoma on Halloween 2011. What does that mean? It means have been battling brain cancer for almost 12 years through an awake craniotomy, chemotherapy and radiation. While I am grateful to be here to celebrate the event, I do so with the heaviest of hearts.
Unfortunately, my mom, Donna Archibald, was diagnosed with a Grade IV GBM the day after Christmas 2023, and after receiving the dire prognosis, she passed one month later in late January 2023. This experience was and still is devastating for us all. I lost my number one supporter and best friend. The universe can be cruel, but I know she would continue to be my rock if she were here. So, now this event and all future efforts are for her.
In a constant effort to try to help those smarter than me to find a cure, my next event is the New England Brain Tumor Walk on October 22, 2023, in Boston. I am passionate about this finding a cure for brain cancer, so I’m taking action as many times as I can, and I need your help in this fight.
If you can give money, give money; if you can give time to join TEAM Archies, join us, if you can give love and positive thoughts and vibes, please know that I gladly take them and feel them all. Let's Do it for Donna. She had a saying near her end and I wear it as a badge each day, so don't despair because she would want me and you to remember "all good things."
National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They are aggressively driving strategic research; advocating for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community; and providing comprehensive patient, family and caregiver resources. Your support ensures this important work will continue.
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