I am Living with GBM: Laura Barber

Often referred to as a monster of a disease, GBM takes so much from those that are affected – patients, families, caregivers, and loved ones. In the face of a glioblastoma diagnosis, families rely on love, hope, and the promise that research is advancing toward a cure. Every patient and family is different, each with their own journey, but all deserve recognition and action to defeat GBM. On the second annual Glioblastoma Awareness Day in the United States, we ask you to take one day to honor these patients, those we’ve lost, and their families.

Laura Barber

Laura has three “hilarious” sons and a “perfect” husband. Laura says that her family “can make the best out of almost anything.” But when Laura was diagnosed with a glioblastoma on July 17, 2018, she says, “Our world changed one day out of nowhere…and we’ve never had a chance to look back.”

Give today for GBM Awareness Day

On GBM Awareness Day, we honor survivors like Laura Barber. There is no question that the urgent and unmet needs of the GBM community continue to grow.

With such limited progress made in treating these aggressive and complex tumors, we know that the time to act is now. Make a gift today, and help to accelerate the rate at which we discover, develop, test, and approve new treatments, while working together to advance a cure.