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In March of 2013, my mom was diagnosed with glioblastoma (a nasty brain cancer). This completely shocked my family. My mom was the picture of health, and all of a sudden, she was in a fight for her life. She had surgery to remove as much of the tumor that they could and then went through chemo and radiation. The tumor was responding but around August it started making a come back. This is a very aggressive form of brain cancer. The doctors at Duke changed her chemo and the tumor started responding again. She visits the Brain Tumor Center at Duke every 6-8 weeks and they do a scan where they decide to stay the course or change up her treatment. She lives in Asheville and receives her treatment there. My family and I are forever grateful for the doctors at Duke and in Asheville who do everything they can to help my mom fight this battle.
I think I can speak for any family member of someone battling cancer, I want the best doctors with the most advanced technology and best medicine to be helping my mom in this battle. For that reason, I am participating in the Angels Among Us 5K to raise support for the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. I am running in honor of my mom. The funds raised at this event will support cutting-edge brain tumor research. At Duke, ground-breaking lab research is translated into treatments for patients more quickly than anywhere else. Your gift will give Duke's investigators the resources needed to push their research efforts at a much faster rate. My personal goal is $3000.
I am asking you to help by supporting my fund-raising efforts with a donation. You can click the "Support Margaret" button to make a donation now. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of many!
Also, if you want to joing our team you can visit http://dccc.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=angels_home and click on register. Then join an existing team called "Hope4Nan". It's $30 to participate or you can be an absent angel and just raise money in honor of my mom!
If you would prefer, you can also mail your tax-deductible contribution to the following address:
Tisch Brain Tumor Center-Angels
DUMC Box 3624
Durham, NC 27710
Also, my mom has a Caring Bridge Page if you want to keep up with her current condition and prayer requests. Visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nanmay
Thank you for all your love, support, and prayers!
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