Brain cancer has affected our family in a way that none of us could have predicted. When we got the call that my husband’s sister had a seizure and a CAT SCAN showed a brain tumor, we were floored. I mean, this happened to other families sure, but not ours. My sister-in-law, had a husband and four children. She went to church and was a good person. We couldn’t help but question God, and say “Why?” When they initially gave her only mere months to live (an uniformed nurse) we could barely contain our composure. We didn’t want to lose Melanie.
I have blogged about the initial diagnosis and her first brain surgery and I realize I haven’t given an update in a while. You can follow her journey with brain cancer at her family blog, Bucket List Family. She has been getting regular MRIs and the last two have shown some brain tumor growth. Slow growth thankfully, but enough that the doctors have scheduled another surgery next month. She has still managed to stay away from chemo and radiation and has been trying various natural ways to reduce brain tumor growth.
On Sunday, November 3rd my brave sister-in-law will be going Over the Edge for Brain Cancer!
About Over the Edge for Brain Cancer
Brain cancer and tumor diagnosis rock families and, for most, throw them into a seemingly overwhelming world of unknowns including multiple surgeries, challenging treatments and tough rehabilitations. Brain cancer is a uniquely challenging disease that is not only in need of additional attention, but also an increase in strategic, focused research funding.
When it comes to our funding approach, as well as our fundraising efforts, it’s time to go big or go home and take the fight against brain cancer to new heights… 365 ft to be exact.
It is our pleasure to announce the most exciting brain cancer fundraiser to ever come to San Diego! Join us on November 2 & 3rd as we go Over the Edge for Brain Cancer providing participants the once in a lifetime opportunity to rappel down the side of the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego – San Diego’s tallest waterfront building.
So, my sister-in-law gets the opportunity to be an “edger” and repel down the largest waterfront building in San Diego! She is so brave. (Which I knew already!)She also has already been active in raising money for brain cancer. So this time, I am asking for your help because she needs your support.
Please visit her brain cancer fundraising page and donate. Every $5, $10 or $20 will add up!
*Proceeds from Over the Edge for Brain Cancer will benefit Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and will be directed towards a San Diego-based brain cancer research project.
Robin Wilson says
Your SIL is indeed a brave woman! I will read more about her struggles and triumphs next and will do my very best to donate to her cause. She and your entire family is in my prayers.
Thank you Robin. I appreciate anything you can do, especially prayer!
Wow, your sister in law is amazing. I couldn’t imagine having to go through that, and I’m sure most families feel the same way. Praying her next surgery goes well and that her recovery is smooth. The fund raiser sounds amazing and I hope they raise awareness and boat loads of money!
Thank you Mimi. Brain surgery is pretty scary. So we are really praying.
She is such an amazing person and so, so strong. What an awesome opportunity to be able to take on. I am not sure I could repel that building but I guess it would be a great way to take your fears head on!
She is scared but quite excited to do it. She can cross it off her bucket list. Thanks for coming by Amanda!
Talk about incredible – what a great way to raise funds. All of my best wishes are with your sister-in-law.
Thanks Beeb. I appreciate that!
Paula Kiger says
I will certainly pray for your sister in law. I have had several friends battling brain cancer and I just empathize so much. Congrats to her for crossing this off her bucket list (holy moly what a tall building!!). Prayers and more prayers.
I wonder if brain cancer is becoming more common. I don’t remember hearing so much about it a decade ago… Thank you for your prayers. Our family appreciates it.