Hi! My name's Hannah.
In March of 2003, at only 15 months old, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor called medulloblastoma. After undergoing treatment at another hospital, my family and I made the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center our home so that I could continue to fight my cancer battle. It was there, in November of 2004, that I underwent a stem cell transplant that put me into remission after countless rounds of chemo, a relapse, and the diagnosis of a rare genetic condition called Gorlin's Syndrome, which was deemed to be the cause of my tumors.
Now, nearly 19 years later, I am entering my senior year of college pursuing my dream career of being a nurse. In fact, my graduation is set to be on May 1st, less than a week after this run will take place. All of this would not be possible without the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers at Duke that took care of me so many years ago.
If you feel compelled to, please join me and my family as we raise funds to help this organization that has treated us so well, or, even better yet, walk with us in the fight to cure brain cancer for everyone, everywhere.