In August of 2013, my life was forever changed. What started as a severe headache, turned into an emergency room visit which then led to a diagnosis, Brain Cancer. The medical term Glioblastoma Multiforme, or GBM, would be presented to me with a grim prognosis and few treatment options.

At that time, surrounded by my extremely large family, I was not going to sit by and let this cancer win. I decided then and there that I was a fighter and I was going to win this battle! I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but after 6 weeks of chemo and radiation followed by an additional 14 months of chemotherapy, I am excited to say that my scans have been clean for 23 months!

Through this journey I have met so many incredible people that are fighting, and winning, against this disease, Tony McEachern being one of them. Tony and I have spoke a lot about our journeys together and he has been extremely supportive to my husband and I. I am so thankful that Tony and I met and am proud to call him a friend.