Lynn's Grey Matters
In June of 2012, Lynn (Winkler) Hashemi was diagnosed with a Grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma, aka, a brain tumor. She underwent a biopsy, that gave us this diagnosis and told us that it was not removable with surgery. She underwent 6 weeks of radiation and also oral chemotherapy. Later, IV chemo was added to her regimen. In March of 2014, she was no longer able to tolerate the chemo anymore. With the support of her husband and family, she decided to enroll in Hospice care. As of November 2015, however, her MRIs have been stable so she was "graduated" off of Hospice. Lynn continues to live with her parents in Durham. Life is a lot different than she ever thought it would be, but she fights every step of the way.
Lynn and her family have now accepted the challenge of participating in Angels Among Us 3K Family Walk.
The funds raised at this event will support cutting-edge brain tumor research. At Duke, ground-breaking lab research is translated into treatments for patients more quickly than anywhere else. Your gift will give Duke's investigators the resources needed to push their research efforts at a much faster rate.
We are asking you to help by supporting fund-raising efforts with a donation. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of many! Please click on our Team Name to donate to our team, or if you wish, click on a Team Member's name to add to their donations.
If you would prefer, you can also mail your tax-deductible contribution to the following address:
Tisch Brain Tumor Center-Angels
DUMC Box 3624
Durham, NC 27710
We greatly appreciate your support!