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Losing my mother

Published on May 18, 2016 in Share Your Story

My mother was only 63 years old when she lost her 21 month long battle with GBM (Glioblastoma). She was a mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend whose life was taken too soon. Healthy all her life, she began experiencing difficulty remembering things, frequent mood swings and depression and crippling headaches. She was diagnosed 2 days after Christmas in 2012 and died on September 17th, 2014. My mother endured 2 tumor resections, chemo and radiation and participated in 2 clinical trials, all of which fell short. My life has changed forever as a piece of my heart will always be missing. This year, I will be participating in my 3rd National Brain Tumor Society’s Brain Tumor walk in honor of my mother. I hope for a cure as this illness has a horrific prognosis with no apparent cause. Thank you.

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