It is important to me to raise awareness for brain cancer. I was diagnosed with a brain tumour in December, 2016. At the time, I was a normal, healthy 33 year old woman, newly married and pregnant. Brain cancer does not discriminate. It can effect anyone, at any stage in life. We lost our dear friend, James Yang, in July of 2016, to a similar type of brain tumour.
I have decided to tell my story with the hopes of ending brain cancer. Currently there is no cure for the type of tumour that I have, but that does not mean that I have given up hope.
I am fortunate to be receiving treatment at BC Cancer. Funds raised will go towards new equipment and research. A pyrosequencer will allow the neuro-oncology team to conduct testing for brain tumour patients, so the most effective treatment for each individual can be found. A portion of funds will also go towards BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics (POG) Program. This is the first program of its kind to deploy whole genome analysis to inform individual treatment planning for patients. With your help we can take the next step in beating brain cancer.
Your gift is appreciated and will make a huge difference.