Matthew Erickson was diagnosed with a high grade glioma during an ultrasound before birth, but he has defied the odds by his survival. Yet that survival has not been easy; he’s had 11 brain surgeries, 6 rounds of chemotherapy, spent more than 800 days in the hospital (which translates into about half of his life) and endured 1,000 blood draws.
“He lives life as fully as he can,” says his mother, Sue Erickson. “He’s our miracle on earth.”
Living, Not Counting, the Days of Survival
Paul McDowell shares his 22-year brain tumor story,
6th Annual Cater to the Cure
Held at the Chicago Cultural Center on January 26, 2019
Over the last 45 years, many individuals like Matthew and Paul have contributed to the American Brain Tumor Association’s mission. Experience their powerful stories and keep checking back as we build up to the 45 Faces shaping and being impacted by the brain tumor journey.
Spring 2019 BT5K Schedule
The dates and locations for the early spring
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