Clara's Story

Dear Family and Friends,

It is hard to imagine the past few years with the pain and suffering so many have endured but it has also been a time to think of blessings, friendships and the importance of caring for each other.   

I am so grateful for each of you and the support you have offered to Clara and all those close to her.  It has been five years since Clara completed her active treatment for brain cancer and ten years since her journey began as a cancer patient.

When Clara came to Duke, she started down a path of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and a clinical trial to boost her body's ability to fight the cancer.  She feared becoming a "lab rat" and instead became the recipient of miraculous treatments, compassionate care and amazing support.

Today Clara is well...She has been so courageous on her journey and lives her life today caring for her husband Jason, daughters, Emily and Abby, and all the rest of us who make up her family and friends.

Thank you for being one of Clara’s Angels,

Susan/Susie