Tomorrow is the beginning of a new chapter. Along with other brain tumor survivors, caregivers and the CTBTA, we are having our first Patient and Caregiver Outreach meeting. This is my moment, my opportunity to give back and aid those in need.
As I was browsing the web earlier, I read about Ethan Couch, an 11-year old who had a dream. As some background, when he was 9 years old, Ethan’s mother began to notice irregular behaviors from her son such as trembling, having sore feet, poor balance and struggling to put on his pants and tie his shoes. Tests showed that Ethan had a brain tumor which was blocking his body’s ability to circulate spinal fluid, causing hydrocephalus. I know this feeling all too well and my heart sank for Ethan. Unfortunately, his tumor was inoperable and doctors are unable to do anything other than monitor him on a regular basis. But Ethan had a wish – to attend the Masters this week.
This story is truly heartwarming and special and I hope you all can find the time to read it: http://espn.go.com/golf/masters15/story/_/id/12638216/masters-wish-comes-true
Streelman got it right. Like him, I want to open the door for someone else and give them the hope and fight they need. Now is my opportunity for giving back and using what happened to me in my quest to help others.