This year marks TEAM JANICA’s 9th year in participating in Fredericton’s Brain Tumour Walk!
I was only 13 years old when I was airlifted to the IWK where my family heard the devastating news that I had a massive brain tumour.
On Sunday February 6th, 2011 while millions were cheering their favorite football team in the hopes that they would win the Super Bowl title, my family, friends and hundreds of strangers were cheering on the McNeely-Janica Team in the hopes I would survive.
After a 14+ life saving surgery my amazing neurosurgeon Dr Dan McNeely scored the final touch down and we won our first battle against my deadly brain tumour!
A brain tumour diagnosis comes with many new life challenges and I’ve had my share. But there is one quote that I continue to live by everyday while surrounding myself in my favorite color, purple:
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain
Eight years later I am beyond grateful to be able to “dance" my way into my final year of university, pursue my dream in becoming an Occupational Therapist Assistant and help find a cure to end brain tumours!
Please consider donating to TEAM JANICA or joining me on Saturday May 25th, 2019
I wish to thank from the bottom of my heart the Brain Tumour Foundation and especially Kelly Northey’s dad Steve for sharing Kelly’s Light of HOPE with over the 55,000 Canadians living with a brain tumour in Canada.
TEAM JANICA will honor Kelly’s legacy, all those whom have left us far too soon and those still fighting at Fredericton’s 16th annual Brain Tumour Walk xo
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