Welcome! We are using this site as our landing pad to post updates. Life is often about challenges and I met a new one recently! I have been diagnosed with a brain tumor. I was playing tennis on Thursday (3.4.21) and had a seizure that led me to the local ER. After developing a timeline, and pulling the pieces together we’ve concluded that I have been experiencing seizures since January 2020.
From the discovery of the tumor, life has been in overdrive putting together a plan for the surgery and post-surgery treatment and spending much quality time with family. We will keep this site updated in the journal entries to keep you informed about the healing journey.
We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement!
Life is precious. Find JOY in the little things. ❤️
Why the name Ophelia?
Ophelia chose her own name. Nobody should go about this alone. Ophelia means “help.”
Type of tumor?
Ophelia is a grade 3 glioma that is the size of a racketball and located in the front right portion of Marcy’s brain. This area impacts memory, judgment, personality, and possibly speech.
Ophelia Pathology Report:
She is a grade 3 oligodendroglioma, which means cancerous and therefore radiation and chemotherapy are in Marcy’s near future.
Marcy and her family have chosen to receive her care at UCLA where she will be surrounded by an amazing treatment and support team - including Juan’s family who is based there and in the medical field.
Ways to help:
Help with meals and needs while in LA by supporting the GoFundMe site:https://www.gofundme.com/f/marcys-healing-journey?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=caringbridge&utm_campaign=partners_cp
Letter & Care Packages address:
Thank you for your interest in snail mail! They will be loved and appreciated! If you’d like to send a card or care package, (or drop one by):
c/o Maria Camacho Miller
368 N Ridgewood Place
Los Angeles, CA 90004
How to send Flowers?
Mark’s Garden: they have Marcy’s schedule and planned locations, so they will get the flowers to where she is staying in LA or during treatments at UCLA Hospital depending on your preference.