In December, our friend’s 7-year-old daughter, Amber Grace Smith, passed away after battling glioblastoma, a very aggressive form of brain cancer. The cancer came out of nowhere. Nine months earlier she was leading a normal life, getting tucked in by her parents the night before a planned family reunion. She woke up in the middle of the night with a headache and was sick all night. In the morning, she passed out and her parents took her to the emergency room. They discovered a mass on her brain. She needed to take a life flight for emergency brain surgery.
She fought the cancer hard. She was incredibly strong (physically, mentally, and spiritually).
We’ve reached a time where we all likely have watched cancer take a loved one from us. Fortunately, many organizations are trying to help. One of them is the National Brain Tumor Society, which uses all of the funds raised to advance strategic research and public policy to improve the availability of new and better treatments and help find a cure. Nearly 700,000 Americans are living with a brain tumor. And, many more will be diagnosed each year. Brain tumors are deadly, and can strike men, women, and children at any time.
On Sunday, May 18, we will be riding in the Boston Brain Tumor ride in honor of Amber. Our goal is to raise at least $1,000 by July 1 in her memory.
Your donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. Micro donations can go a long way when a lot of people make them. If you’re able to donate $7 - a dollar honoring every year of Amber’s life - we can collectively make a difference.
National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They are aggressively driving strategic research; advocating for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community; and providing comprehensive patient, family and caregiver resources. Your support ensures this important work will continue.