I’d like to invite all of Portland to join Team Toro on May 5th for the National Brain Tumor Walk.
As many of you already know I had a stage 2 glioma removed from my brain a little over a year ago. At the time of my diagnosis, I knew very little about brain tumors. I was extremely lucky to find my tumor early; most brain tumors aren’t found until they are much larger and powerful. Primary brain cancer is very rare, affecting less than 2 percent of the population. Because of its rarity, its research has been extremely underfunded compared to other cancers.
Like most people I know, cancer has been part of my family story. My grandmother had two brain tumors removed in the ’70s, and my grandfather died of lung cancer. My grandfather’s only wish before his death was for the family to raise money for cancer research, so this has become a very large part of my personal story.
Of course, I’m also asking for selfish reasons. The type of brain tumor I had likes to come back. We all hope there is a breakthrough that could keep these tumors at bay.
Please join our team and walk with my family and me. This type of event really creates community and offers support not only to those diagnosed but also to their families. I’d love to share more of my story during the walk and hear the stories you all have to share.
Toro Bravo Inc
105 SE Taylor
Portland, Or 97214