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Allison and Neva were close cousins who spent a lot of time together.
As a freshman, Allison developed debilitating headaches. On March 28, 1998, when she was 15 years old, our world changed – she was diagnosed with a brain stem glioma. She passed on March 29, 1999, a week after her 16th birthday. She underwent radiation, chemotherapy and all the while, lived life to the fullest. Alison was kind and thoughtful. In the hospital, she and cousins visited other pediatric patients to give them comfort and a break from their illnesses. She was known to go out of her way to make new students feel welcome. Allison was in the class of 2001, Bella Vista High School. At the graduation ceremony, there was an empty seat for Allison and she was remembered in the commencement ceremony. She had the strong support of lots of friends and family, loved her brother Justin, her horse April, dog Sugar and kitty Dokachu.
Neva married in December 1999. Allison was to have been in the wedding party but passed a few months before the wedding. Neva acknowledged Allison during the wedding ceremony with the style and grace that was Neva. Then Neva’s world changed in 2003 when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 29 years old. When Neva went into surgery early in her treatment, she kept a picture of Allison with her during surgery. Neva didn’t let the diagnosis slow her down as she raised two beautiful daughters, served as a high school counselor, became actively involved with the National Brain Tumor Society and spoke on behalf of the NBTS, Portland chapter, and served as NBTS Ambassador in Washington, DC. Neva was a school counselor at Sherwood HS and involved with early LGBT efforts when she passed on March 10, 2016.
Please join me in participating in this years Sacramento NBTS Brain Freeze event to increase awareness of and find a cure for brain tumors.
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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