We all know the difficult trials that come with being diagnosed with brain cancer. But imagine starting the journey with one parent battling the same disease and the other passing away suddenly….
Jenny is now 13 years into this journey. Through it, she has endured 24 rounds of chemotherapy, a second awake craniotomy, 6 weeks of IMRT radiation, and very recently PCV chemo (a triple chemo cocktail). This journey has also taken her through the losses of both her parents. Her mother died suddenly a year after her diagnosis; her father lost his battle with brain cancer in 2015, after 19 years, when it grew into Glioblastoma and then metastasized in his spinal fluid (Leptomeningeal disease–which only occurs in less than 10% of GBM cases).
However, through this Jenny has also found a way to embrace life and has found love. We are happy to say that while Jenny’s tumor is now a Grade III, this month marks the official end of treatment for her with a stable MRI! She is looking forward to ending 2021 on a high note and having many more years of success in front of her.
For more resources mentioned in this episode visit: brainsforthecure.org
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