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In addition to me, there have been a total of 4 other Sharing Hope team members fighting brain tumors. Sadly, 2 of those team members have passed away. A dear friend, Darren Baucom, passed away on November 26, 2015, fighting a glioblastoma. He was an amazing man with such a special family. He and my husband, Russell, played softball together for years, and his kind-hearted spirit was a blessing to all. Student Joeb Miller, my little second grade buddy at my elementary school, went to be with Jesus on March 6, 2016. He came to school every day with an incredible smile and brightened everybody's day with his amazing spirit and strong faith. Everyone adored him as he shared God's love with everyone he met.
I will participate in memory of the 2 of them, in addition to my dear cousin, Nancy Ransom, who passed away from a brain tumor on January 1, 2006. She is missed dearly, especially at our family reunions.
On Aug. 2, 2019, our community lost Brent Barrow, a North Richland Hills city councilman, who was a friend to me and countless others. Brent was diagnosed two years before me and was a long term survivor. For years we prayed for, kept tabs on and encouraged each other. Last year, sadly, I added him to the list of the many that I will walk in memory of.
I have also started a list of others who have lost their lives to this horrible disease and will walk in memory of them as well. If you have a name that you would like me to add, please let me know.
Callie Blackburn and I met through a mutual friend and became BBTB (Best Brain Tumor Buddies) in 2009. She and I both underwent brain surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. We were grateful to have benefitted from previous research and the advancements in treatments. We both get regular MRI's and, thankfully Callie has had no reoccurrence. That is the hope and outcome we want everyone to have!
Another team member, co-worker and friend, Lindsey Turner, is also a brain tumor survivor thanks to treatments that were discovered through past research. More treatments need to be discovered to increase the number of survivors and the hope!
I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM SHARING HOPE! If you are not able to join us, I would truly appreciate your monetary support. Every little bit helps!
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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