Welcome to the Team Sunshine page! Thank you for supporting Brain Tumor Research here at Duke, I am looking forward to this upcoming walk!! :)
DAY OF INFORMATION
We will all meet up for a team photo before the Family Fun Walk. Parking will be best at the Trent Garage. In between the 5k and the walk, take some time to shop the Silent Auction (Always great items to bid on!) hang out with some vendors, or play on the bounce houses! For those who are able, let's enjo some lunch together after the event. Lunch location TBD and we are open to suggestions! Maybe something on Erwin or on 9th St?
I am working on team shirts. Cost should be $20 a shirt. Send any questions my way!
WHY I STARTED THIS TEAM
During my third pregnancy, Tyler awoke to a sound and saw my on my floor next to the bed, in the midst of a seizure. After inconclusive testing, a MRI would be required. Since there is a risk of birth defects with an MRI, we decided, along with my medical team, that waiting out the pregnancy to do an MRI would be the best course of action. After 6 months of Medical driving restrictions (READ: housebound with a then not yet 3 and 2 year old) and the birth of Benjamin, we had the MRI. The results? A brain tumor. I feel like things went so quickly at this point that a bullet point timeline is the easiest but certainly does not truly express this experience, nor stage in our lives.
- Dec 25, 2015 - Seizure
- July 17, 2016 - Ben was born
- August 16, 2016 - Tumor Diagnosis
- September 15, 2016 - Crainiotomy
- Sept 5, 2019 - 2nd Crainiotomy
- Oct 7, 2019 - Started Chemo & Radiation
It has been ..... a journey. There are good days. There are bad. There are struggles. There are victories. But There is also a never changing, forever loving, always there God that comforts.