FightingForLife! Team Jones & Squires
You may already know, but I want to share a little more about why this fight is so personal to me. In June 2017, I was diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma, a grade 3 (out of 4) brain tumor. After brain surgery to remove a grape fruit-sized tumor, half-dose chemotherapy & radiation treatments, and full-dose chemotherapy treatments, I’m still here and ready to keep on fighting. Over the past 4 years now, my numerous MRI scans have returned normal results. I will meet my 5-year cancer free this June!
Prior to brain cancer, I completed numerous races; the longest was the Cherry Blossom 10 miler. After diagnosis, 5 months post-op, I ran a 5k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Since then, I kept running numerous races. But, in 2021, I ran the 9/11 Memorial run with 10.1 miles. Running is a goal, to which I would like to continue doing. However, for now, I'm going to run again in "The Race for Hope -DC".
I have unbelievable support from my family and friends, and am even more determined than ever to continue fighting. Thank you for your support in helping us find a cure for brain tumors.