We Are Stronger in Numbers...
I wish that there wasn’t such a thing as a brain tumour…
For most of my lifetime I had almost no knowledge of brain tumours. I was oblivious to the number of people afflicted with this condition and the devasting effects that it had on people and the people in their lives. That has changed.
My early life… I was invincible. There was not a thought of being one of those that I only read about. Those that were faced with the challenge of life or death, those that did not always result in the former but suffered the latter. I was one that did not get involved because I wasn’t affected, I guess I didn’t see it as my problem… but you’re young… the whole world is before you… and truth be told, there’s a level of selfishness where you don’t put other people first.
Then you get older… your eyes begin to open. People within your circle begin to experience challenges. Maybe they aren’t life threatening, and maybe they are…and then maybe you start to think that you aren’t so invincible after all. But it’s still just the occasional thoughts of “what if…”
And then it happens… You get the news that a great guy, your father-in-law, has a brain tumour. So, the education begins, and you gain knowledge of types of tumours, available treatment, and expectations. Your best friend's father, my beautiful brides dad, is facing a situation where the odds are against him… and we lose him.
And then it happens… again… this time it’s your sister-in-law… and you lose her. Life doesn’t always seem fair.
I wish that there was a cure for brain tumours…
I’m making a commitment to support the Brain Tumour Foundation and their movement to end brain tumours and to help provide the essential information and support that every person diagnosed deserves.
All money raised through Brain Tumour Walk events strengthens the national movement to end this life-changing disease and brings hope to individuals and families across the country:
Hope for progress in discovering the cause of brain tumours.
Hope for better treatments for every child and adult diagnosed.
And most of all, hope for a cure.
Let's support the Brain Tumour Foundation and help the 55,000 Canadians who live with a brain tumour today.
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The current total amount raised for the Edmonton Brain Tumour Walk is $171,414.74
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