John's Fundraising Page
Thank you for joining or supporting team Never Ever Give Up in our efforts to support the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation.
Donations to the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation have enabled the Foundation to give more than $6 million over the past 16 years to brain cancer research in Houston. Funds are used to enhance patient care in the following manners:
• Expanded and new clinical trials
• Expedited treatments from the laboratory to the patient
• Researchers receive immediate funding rather than waiting months or years.
The Foundation’s funds have led to extended survival for many patients.
I was diagnosed with Grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme on September 1, 2017 at the age of 27. Five days later, on September 5, 2017, I underwent a successful gross total resection (craniotomy) at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. The positioning of my tumor cut off circulation to my optic nerves causing complete vision loss and total atrophy of my optic nerves within a span of six weeks. At this time there is no expectation I will regain my sight or light perception, but I am hopeful that research and time will yield beneficial medical advancements. I began radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatment in October 2017 and completed treatment the following November.
As of 2019 I am in the monitoring and observation phase and will continue to undergo MRIs bi-monthly for the foreseeable future. I continue to persevere, fight, and live my life with a positive outlook. I am determined to Never Ever Give Up.
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