Still The Smartest Person I Know
As many of you know, our world was turned on it's axis on February 19,2012. What we thought was a stroke turned out to be a stage 3 anaplastic astrocytoma. In true Bruce fashion, Robert kicked butt in surgery on March 5. With about 75-80% of the tumor removed, we are now on the long road of chemotherapy and radiation. If you know Robert, you know that he doesn't take things lying down. He's a fighter. Always doing things in his own unique way.
We got our team name on our way to the hospital to meet the radiologist. This has been a stressful and sleepless past month which has caused us to not think clearly. We missed a turn on the road and had to u-turn to get to our destination. Sue is laughing because she finds it interesting that she is already forgetting directions while Robert looks at her and says "It's pretty bad when I've had part of my brain removed and I'm still the smartest person I know". True Bruce fashion!
Currently, brain cancer makes up 1.4% of all cancers. While not a lot, thousands of people are affected by this disease yearly. Brain cancer is unique in that if it originates in the brain, it will not spread to any other area of the body. It is also unique because there isn't a cure and it doesn't go into remission. Once you have a tumor you will live the rest of your life doing various treatments. Fortunately, they were able to catch the cancer so early on that he has a huge chance to live a long life.
We couldn't fight this battle without Duke and the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. Plastered around the stunning building are fliers for the Angels Among Us 5K. In part to raise awareness and research funds but also to have a little fun for a day, I invite you to join us on April 28 for the run/walk.Team check-in begins at 9:00 followed by the walk at 11:00. If you can't make it to the Angels Among Us event, please help us raise funds by making a charitable contribution. Every little bit helps to get us to our team goal of $1,000.
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