Thank you to all of the people that donated to our walk for the Brain Tumour Foundation. My husband, son who requested donations in lieu of gifts for his 7th birthday and I raised a combined total of $2,395. We walked/ran the 5K route around the University of Victoria yesterday. I ran it with my 7-year-old trainer, while my husband walked with our 3 year old. It was an emotional day as I remembered where I was last year for the walk. Last year I had been recently diagnosed and was in the process of learning about treatment. I could not run because it caused a great amount of pain in my head. However, this year I proudly wore the blue survivor shirt and ran most of the 5K with my seven year old.
My seven year old asked after the walk was over if “survivor” meant that, I did not die. I could see the wheels turning in his mind. Then he told me that he was glad that I did not die. Me too buddy, me too. Not everyone is as fortunate as I was when diagnosed with a brain tumour, I am very aware that I got off easy. Not everyone is as lucky, which is why I feel it necessary to raise funds to those that need support, and have conditions that require research. So again, THANK YOU for your support, it means the world to me.