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As you probably know Tammie's story began in early 2016 when she was visiting her daughter, Amber, and 4 grandchildren (Shelby, Ashley, Alli, and Meadow) in Plainview, Nebraska.
An unfortunate fall led to an MRI of her head. The good news there was no trauma to her brain. The bad news an asymptomatic tumor was discovered. The tumor has an impressive medical name of petroclival meningioma. The work up of this tumor was completed in Colorado in September. Her neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin Rubin, and a colleague Dr. Lupon both from the Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, CO operated on the tumor on October 25, 2016. She entered surgery with the blessings of our Lord, still asymptomatic, a positive attitude, and as always thinking of others first.
Earlier this year, Tammie was fortunate to meet with Mary Brewer and her family who run a Recovery Center in Littleton, CO called New Beginnings Recovery Center (NBRC). They became a second family to her and she now lives in a recovery home with 6 other women in Littleton, CO.
Tammie's son, Ryan, lives in Littleton close to his mother.
Tammie has 4 1/2 months of sobriety as of October 25, the day of her surgery.