About eight years ago, the end of 2007, my battle with brain cancer began; at first my physicians thought it was a cyst that needed to be drained but instead they were shocked to discover a tumor the size of an orange lodged in my cranium. Two weeks after this surgery, God brought a man into my life who would soon become my husband. We had our first date the day I got my staples removed at a Waffle House. Two months after we got married in 2009 I had my second brain surgery at Duke University, with a third up there in 2010. At that point, I suggested we try some kind of treatment and started chemo. I was on a very light chemo for a couple of years and then was considered stable for about a year before my tumor started growing again. Just this past January, I had my 4th brain surgery, following up with a mixture of chemo and radiation – which was something new. I can honestly say that this journey, while not always easy, has been such a blessing. My husband and I have had the opportunity to meet so many people that we would have never known. God has been so good to us, providing exactly who we need and what we need when we need it most. Team Tony and the relationships made through the organization have been such an encouragement. Although we don’t know what the future holds, I know that God is working all things for His good! Life is a blessing, and we should cherish every moment!