I'm going over the edge for brain cancer research!
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In 2014, my daughter, Lauren, graduated high school. She was your typical teenage girl, hanging out with her friends, lover of junk food and looking forward to college with her sights on law school.
My life turned from bad to worse that summer. What started out as a misdiagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis turned out to be an inoperable brain tumor on her brain stem. By that time she was correctly diagnosed, the tumor had doubled in size and she was paralyzed on her right side of her body and lost the ability to talk and swallow. Lauren was hospitalized for a month--radiation being the only treatment available.
After her release, she started out on a long road of recovery-- multiple trips to physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy each week. She relearned many of the things we take for granted-- walking, writing, talking and eating.
Unfortunately, Lauren’s brain tumor metastasized after six months and even clinical trials weren't able to save her. I am committed to finding a cure, and will go over the edge this year in Lauren's memory.
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