CaringBridge Board Member John Wernz is honoring supporters like you by doubling all donations to CaringBridge, up to $10,000. Make a donation in the next 1 day, 4 hours, 13 minutes and 36 seconds
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Feb 18, 2017
Until November 3, 2016, cancer was a term that other people used.
I had no real symptoms... but suddenly my life changed. On that day doctors discovered a 5cm tumor in my brain. The following day the team of doctors at Florida Hospital, Orlando removed my tumor and sent it to pathology for testing. On November 8th, 2016, the doctors informed me that the tumor removed was a Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV tumor, not particularly good news. However, through all this we had much to be thankful, no numbness, no parallelization and my surgeon, Dr. Field and his great team removed 99% of the cancerous tumor.
However, as you may know this type of brain cancer is very aggressive and unpredictable. It has a very high percentage of recurrence. On December 12, I started 6 weeks of daily radiation treatments and chemotherapy. I have completed the radiation treatments. I am now resting until February 26 when I am scheduled to return to the Florida Hospital for a follow-up MRI, and meet with doctors to discuss their recommendations for the next steps.
As you may know cancer changes your life and the life of everyone around you as well.
This journey is a marathon, I hope you will join me and Jeff, my husband on this new venture.
Above all, I am thankful to God for having me at the right place at the right time. He surrounded me with the right people with the right skills. I believe He has been preparing me for a lifetime for this season of life. Jesus promised me in Matthew 28:20, “I am with you always”, I know this to be true!
The money raised will be used to pay off deductibles, previous balances for medical treatments no longer covered by insurance, ongoing treatments, doctors' consultations, and future treatments that are prescheduled to begin in March. Additionally, we have significant out of pocket expenses for MRIs, blood tests, medications and supplements.