Each year, teams participate in our annual Head for the Cure 5K - Cleveland. Deb's Grand Cru rallies behind Deb O'Brian who was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma tumor. By participating in this event, you are helping to support brain tumor research and programs at The Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center at Cleveland Clinic. Read about Deb's strength and journey below!
My world turned upside down the afternoon of Wednesday, January 23, 2019. As a wine professional, I was setting up, pulling corks and starting to present new wine options to my customer. I was fully aware of my surroundings, when suddenly I lost my ability to speak. It was baffling and frustrating. What I didn't know is that I was having a seizure, and I was about to have two more. After an unconscious ambulance ride to Cleveland Clinic ER and a battery of tests, I was told I have a brain tumor requiring surgery.
I run for loved ones: my partner, my family, my friends.
I also run for my fellow Glioblastoma warriors. You lift me up. I am inspired and grateful every day!
We are Deb’s Grand Cru.