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Friends and Family,
Last year, I graduated high school, missing one of the greatest champions of my education in the audience. While I hope my Grampy Jack was there in spirit, his untimely passing from brain cancer in January of 2014, made it impossible for him to be there on that day. My grandfather, Jack Loew, deserved to be there for that moment, as he was one of the people who made sure a high school graduation day was in my future. From as early as first grade, testing determined that I have learning differences, which made every schoolday a challenge for me. My grandfather was one of the people who always believed in me, and made sure that I was able to attend schools that could help me overcome my challenges. Grampy Jack would have been so proud to know I not only made it through high school, but am continuing my education at Savannah College of Art and Design, majoring in Equestrian Studies. Grampy was not only cheated out of my graduation, but that of his 18 other grandchildren, enjoying the rest of his life with his wife, Pat (Grammy), and countless other special moments. It is in my grandfather's honor, that I am rapelling to raise money for brain cancer research.
I’ve committed to raise funds to benefit cutting-edge brain cancer research through ABC2 by rappelling down the side of a building! On December 9, 2018 (just 3 days before my 19th birthday!) I will rappel down the Manchester Grand Hyatt, the largest building on the San Diego waterfront. The most exciting part is, all the money raised for this event will be channeled to research projects.
I am dedicated to fight this deadly disease. There are almost 700,000 people living with brain tumors and about 80,000 more will receive a primary brain tumor diagnosis this year. Despite the amount of brain tumors, and their devastating prognosis, there have only been four (4) FDA approved drugs to treat brain tumors in the past 30 years. Brain cancer can strike any age group, any race, and any socioeconomic group. Children who haven't even had a chance to do nearly as much living as my grandfather have to fight this painful and debilitating disease every day. Prognosis is not good for the majority of brain cancer types, and more research is desperately needed.
Thanks in advance for your support, it means so much to me!
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