Ashley Skiba via Crowdrise
October 21, 2012
Hi my name is Ashley. My family was severely affected by brain tumors on January 1, 2011 when my older sister Alicia was diagnosed with an inoperable stage 4 brain tumor. She was only 24 years old when she was diagnosed. She put up a good fight doing radiation and chemo almost everyday. Alicia fought hard for 11 months but sadly passed away on Dec 7th 2011. I miss her more than anything in this world.
Well then the unthinkable happened. I was having very bad headaches and my docotr wanted me to get an MRI just to be safe. After a few tests we took my films to Dr. Gutin at Memorial Sloan and Kettering and he infact confirmed that I have a small brain tumor on the left side of my brain. An overwhelming amount of emotions rushed through me and I had no words. I just thought could this really be happening. Im scared but I know my sister is watching over me. I have an amazing Dr. and got a biopsy in march, and was diagnosed with an inoperable stage 2 Astrocytoma. I am fighting this brain tumor not only for me but also for my sister! I have an amazing support system! Thank you!
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