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.