My name is Carrie Rogers.
February 2012 I learned I had a possible brain tumor.
I was suggested that May to have a biopsy but my neurosurgeon, Dr. Peter Grossi let me wait it out.
I called him because my gut was saying I needed my MRI moved up.
In December 2012 I had my MRI and left with a biopsy scheduled for January 21, 2013.
There is always a 10-20% chance that the biopsy would have no answers.
February 7, 2013 I got an answer.
A Grade 2 Well-Differeniated Astrocytoma.
On March 13, 2013 I had it resected.
On April 8,2013 I went to The Brain Tumor Center and met with
my Neuro-oncologist Dr. Desjardin and quite a few other people there too.
2013 was a supremely interesting year for sure.
Arnie's roots are stable and not changing,
I could not ask for more!
2014 was even better! My path so far has been smooth.
As of January 2015, I get to visit The Wonderful Brain Tumor Clinic every 6 months !
All the people we have met at Duke are truly amazing
and we are so blessed to be this close to a phenomenal facility.
Could you help make sureI continue kicking Arnie to the curb?
I will kick him as many times as I need to.
Donations made to this event helps maintain the research and trials
they professionals at Duke are doing.
Thanks for helping out!