Team Bye Felicia!
Welcome Family & Friends,
I am participating in the 12th annual 2019 Seattle Brain Cancer Walk benefiting brain cancer research in the Pacific Northwest. This walk is not only my third annual walk, but more importanly my fourth walk CANCER FREE!!
In September of 2015, at the age of 27, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor in my right frontal lobe, an oligodendroglioma tumor to be exact. Eleven days after taking myself to the emergency room I was on Dr. Charles Cobbs operating table. A few short days after surgery I met with my oncologist who told us my tumor was stage II. Fortunately, my surgeon had removed all of the tumor plus some extra, this meant no chemotherapy or radiation, PRAISE THE LORD. Due to the type of tumor I had, and the possibility of regrowth and/or reaccurance, I will be monitored for the rest of my life. Currently I go every six months for a whopping four hour appointment. I start with a MRI, then meet with my neurologist and oncologist to review the results. I am very lucky to have had the experience and results I did.
WHY FELICIA?? MY mom really encouraged me to name my tumor so I could take my power back, gain control and say bye to her! I had not landed on a name pre-surgery, however my post-Op sassy self announced to my family that I had in fact picked a name for my tumor...Felicia. Why you ask? At that time the saying "Bye Felicia" was all the rage and taking over socia media. I figured everyone could help me say bye to the b*tch - now everytime I hear or see that saying, I get a kick out of it. Because really...BYE FELICIA.
DID YOU KNOW?? In the US alone, each year roughly 23,770 adults and more than 4,000 children and teens will be diagnosed with a brain tumor? This is why it is so important to not only raise money, but to raise awareness. In the last ten years the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk has raised over $5.5 million for research, clinical trials and comprehensive care for brain cancer patients in the Pacific Northwest.
Please consider joining me this year by donating, signing up for my team or sharing this page. Every person who walks, donates, shares or volunteers is truly helping make a positive impact on brain cancer research.
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