Each year Head for the Cure invites you to Go Gray in May for Brain Cancer Awareness Month, and this week we are sharing inspiring stories about those igniting hope within the brain tumor community! At this year's 8th Annual Head for the Cure 5K - St. Louis we will ignite hope and show support for all who have been impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis!
This terrible disease affects real people every day! Rose, from Team Rose, is a 2-year brain cancer survivor. This year she is working to bring together not only her family and friends, but the entire St. Louis brain tumor community to help ignite hope for other brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers, and other supporters!
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"During my post-op follow up with my neurosurgeon, he said that the pathology from my tumor (otherwise known as Ulga) was at least 3-5 years old! I’ve had migraines my whole life and they became more frequent as I got a closer diagnosis. I’ve interacted with many other brain tumor patients who have had migraines/headaches before their tumors were found. Over time, my migraines changed as the tumor grew. They presented differently than they normally would. If this happens, it is important to rule out a tumor! I almost didn’t get the first MRI because of potential cost and insurance coverage. Regardless, had I not had the MRI that lead to surgery as well as chemotherapy and radiation, I could have died as Ulga continued to grow! It is important to take care of yourself and have the professionals have a physical exam and images so that you know what may or may not cause your symptoms. Any physician is helpful to begin with! Be persistent to receive the care that you may need. If your symptoms are becoming more difficult, be sure to have a friend or family member at the appointments to make sure that you are aware of all possible treatments to find the best path for your own health." - Rose
YOU CAN HELP IGNITE HOPE!
Every Head for the Cure event marks a day of celebration where we honor and inspire hope for those diagnosed with a brain tumor, we remember those who have lost their battles and we are inspired to carry on the fight! During these difficult and challenging times, we could all use some stories of hope and positivity. The brain tumor community is lucky to have such amazing supporters who brighten the lives of those affected by this disease each and every day.
Show your support and ignite hope by registering for or donating to the 8th Annual Head for the Cure 5K - St. Louis taking place on Saturday, August 8th! Even though we aren't physically together now, we can still show those battling a brain tumor that NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!