Welcome to My Personal Page
I am participating in the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk this year. Proceeds from the Walk support ongoing brain cancer research and clinical trials in the Pacific Northwest. The physicians and specialists at The Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment work with regional experts in the field but collaborate nationally with other progressive institutions. Through this collaborative effort and with your help, we will make great strides for patients with brain cancer everywhere.
Here are two ways that you can help us get one step closer to a cure for brain cancer:
1. Walk with me and give hope to those undergoing treatment and help inspire the community into action.
2. Help me reach my fundraising goal by making a donation. Click on the DONATE NOW button to the right to show your support!
I'd be so grateful if you would join or sponsor me. Together, we can end brain cancer.
My Personal Web Log
Hello everyone...thanks for checking out my page.
Here is a little bit of my story and why I am doing this.
In June 2011 my Dad was diagnosed with brain cancer specifically Glioblastoma. The most common length of survival rate following diagnosis is between 12-15 months. So when we found out about my Dads diagnosis we were told 6 months to 5 years...I guess they were trying to make us feel better because the survival rate at 5 years is fewer than 3%-5%.
This cancer is a fast growing cancer and the treatment options are limited and even with treatment the prognosis is bad. My Dad was started on radiation and chemo therapy and we all know what chemo does to the body... The decline was rapid and immediately noticeable. I flew home several times that year. My sister kept me up to date about everything that was going on and she did a wonderful job being there for him. In July 2012 my Dad passed away 6 days before his 52nd birthday....he fought hard and was unbelievably brave knowing the cancer is terminal. It has never been the same since...you don't ever think this could happen to your loved one but it is very real!
So of course this walk and the research is very personal to me and my family. All proceeds will directly go to the research of brain cancer.
Thank your for reading and participating and/ or donating!
by Manuela Drayton on Sun, Mar 24, 2019 @ 6:27 PM