Friday, May 22, 2015

Brain Cancer Awareness Month

May is brain cancer awareness month. Brain cancer is supposed to be fairly rare, but as I look around, it is hard for me to believe.

My son in law, Rob Estes, was diagnosed with Grade 4 Glioblastoma in August, 2013. In the prime of life, he and his beautiful family now know all too much about brain cancer.
Easter 2015

There has been no significant change in the treatment of Glioblastoma brain cancer in twenty years.

One of my best friends in high school died of Glioblastoma several years ago.
Beverly was a beautiful, kind woman who touched many lives for Christ before her passing.

Pam, a dear friend that I worked with for many years, was recently diagnosed with Glioblastoma and Astrocytoma and is in the midst of her valiant battle against the beast.
Pam with Coach Vince Dooley at the recent Can't Never Could Fundraiser.

My nurse friend Kitty's husband has undergone treatment for another type of brain cancer this year.
He is 72, back at work full time and tending his roses.

And there is sweet, beautiful Keris, who just turned six and started her battle soon after Rob's diagnosis.

These folks and their families want nothing more than to live their lives each day with as much joy, love and hope as possible.  Brain cancer sucks. There is no nice way to say it.

If you would like to see what the Estes family is doing through their non profit Can't Never Could, visit  And to see what Keris's family is doing to support children with cancer, visit Keris Kares on Facebook.

You can help, too. Donate, volunteer, fix a meal, say a kind word, send a card, pray. Remember that for all of these families, one day was normal, and then their whole world changed.

Take Care,

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