The last year and a half has been very hard on me. I am a single mother of 2 teenage boys and I am active duty in the Air Force. Driving home from visiting family the day after Thanksgiving 2012, I had partial seizures while driving and I didn’t realize it until I went to the emergency room the next day. I was told then that I have two brain tumors and I needed to have a craniotomy. Since then I have been through radiation and I will have to be seen every 6 months to make sure they don’t change. It is very scary to me and since the Air Force doesn’t think I should deploy, I am being medically released. I ask doctors about how I got tumors and no one seems to know much. Seems that there isn’t much research going on but my survival rate scares me very much and I wish I knew more about how to be more involved at making research for brain tumors much more important in the United States. Ever since I found out I am constantly thinking about it. I try to stay positive but it is so scary. I would love to be a part of a team that knows what I am going through.
Thank you, Sarah