On September 23, 2014, my bride, and best friend Barbara went home to be with The Lord after a 2 1/2 year battle with stage 4 GBM. It was such a long battle and she NEVER quit fighting and believing for "ABUNDANT LIFE" even when things got tough—really tough for her. It was so difficult for her and us. This was not her first fight with a brain tumor. In 1985, she was diagnosed with a large non-cancerous astrocytoma- which was surgically removed. She won this battle, which was a long fight.
In January 2014, my grandmother, Dorothy, was diagnosed with a glioblastoma, and on February 27, 2014, she lost her battle. For my grandmother it was quick. For her family and friends, however, those weeks that followed her diagnosis were unbearable. Watching her go from a feisty, vibrant woman, my grandfather’s sunshine, to being bedridden and in hospice was the hardest thing we have ever done.