Miles for Melanie
I am uniting with others to make a difference in the fight against brain tumors. I am passionate about this cause and I need your help in this fight. Please join in my effort! I would love for you to join my team, Miles for Melanie, to help bring awareness and find a cure. Please walk with me and my family on April 20, 2024 in the Southern California Brain Tumor Walk & Race.
Griffith Park - Crystal Springs
4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Walk Distance: 5K (3.1 mi)
This is my story:
In August of 2019, I was hit by a semi-truck as I was driving home for lunch. Subsequent issues and tests for what we thought were accident-related issues revealed that I had a brain tumor. In January 2020, I had my first surgery to remove this brain tumor. After the surgery, the tumor was classified as a grade 2/3 diffuse astrocytoma. 1 year later the tumor returned.
I underwent my second craniotomy/tumor resection in January 2023. This was followed by 7 weeks of daily radiation. I am currently receiving chemotherapy, with the plan to finish early 2024. We are so grateful for my neurosurgery team and my neuro-oncology team. However, more research is needed to help find a cure.
National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) unrelentingly invests in, mobilizes, and unites the brain tumor community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments, and advocate for patients and caregivers.
Building on over 30 years of experience, the National Brain Tumor Society is the largest patient advocacy organization in the United States committed to curing brain tumors and improving the lives of patients and families. With thousands beside us, our collective voices and actions are a powerful force for progress.
Please make a gift today, and together we can defeat brain tumors— once and for all.
You can read Melanie's feature with National Brain Tumor Society here: https://braintumor.org/news/diffuse-astrocytoma-a-young-adults-experience/
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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