Team Hugh led by Blythe Smith, Little Miss North Myrtle Beach
My name is Blythe Smith and I am uniting with others to make a difference in the fight against brain tumors. I am passionate about this cause, so I’m taking action. I need your help in this fight.
My Daddy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in October 2015 after he had a grand mal seizure at dinner one night. Up to that point my daddy was the picture of health(we thought). He took care of himself, did all the tests the doctor recommended, ate healthy, and exercised. But we found out, like many do that Brain Tumors don’t discriminate. He had the tumor removed and the surgery was very successful, then he and my mom moved to Houston for 7 weeks for his radiation treatments. After this he really was doing great and his MRIs all looked good. Then about 10 months later his brain tumor grew back. He entered a clinical trial which was not successful for him. After the clinical trial, he was returned to the standard of care for most brain tumor patients. After a 22 month illness I lost my Daddy on August 16,2017.
My Daddy is my HERO. He fought a disease that not only took his health but also robbed him of motor and speech functions. He is my hero because through his Faith in God he had an unexplainable Peace through the storm. Another reason he is my hero is that even when he was very sick he told us he loved us and showed us that it was true. He tried very hard not to miss anything my brothers and I participated in, even if he had to rest all day to feel like going. My mom was his caregiver and they taught me how to work together and what true love truly looks like.
My Daddy inspired many people. He was loved by many. He showed everyone how to LIVE each day fully and in the moment, without worrying that it could be your last. He was a wonderful example of a grateful heart. I want to grow to be the same example as my Daddy.
Please help this DADDY’S GIRL meet her goal because I truly do not want any other DADDY’S GIRLS or BOYS to have to lose their HEROES.
Please become a member of TEAM HUGH and fill my Daddy’s team up with walkers and runners in Charleston on May 19, 2018, but if you can’t walk with the team PLEASE DONATE to help my Daddy’s team STOP BRAIN TUMORS.
National Brain Tumor Society will not rest until a cure exists - but more needs to be done. Please join in my effort!
National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They are aggressively driving strategic research and advocating for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community. Your support ensures this important work will continue.
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