In March of 2022 after a year and 1/2 of medical challenges Blake was referred to the medical team at the Duke Brain Tumor Clinic. While the word "Tumor" is never one that you want to hear, he was immediately met with a sense of relief as the Dr's at Duke were confident about his diagnosis and a plan of action.
In April 2022 Blake had surgery to remove a Oligodendroglioma brain tumor. The following months were full of challenges and fears yet the incredible team at Duke always felt like a small gift from God to guide us along the way. Almost a year later Blake has recovered exceptionally well and has amazed the staff of Dr's that monitor his health. However, Duke and its medical team will forever be a part of his journey and they are only as strong as research allows them to be. As we do for our friends and family, we also have an immense amount of gratitude for the Dr's, nurses, surgeons and researchers all committed to learning about and treating tumors like Blake's.
Our family will be participating in the Walk of Hope at Duke Gardens on April 22, 2023. On this page you can join our team and walk/run alongside of us or donate towards our goal for the event. We are grateful for any level of support and could never put into words how fortunate we are for all the love fromfriends and family.