Tine's Tumor Tramplers
Our lives were changed in April of 2020 when Christine was diagnosed with a brain tumor after she began having seizures. Several close friends and family members recommended seeking treatment at Duke and we were connected to the amazing team of doctors and surgeons at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke. We went to Durham for a consultation and we knew immediately that Christine's brain would literally be in good hands at Duke. On April 24th, 2020 she had brain surgery to remove the tumor. This was Step 1 in her brain cancer battle. We are incredibly thankful for the skilled and steady hands of her surgeon, Dr. Allan Friedman. Dr. Friedman and his team took such great care of Christine before, during, and after surgery, which set her up for a smooth recovery so that she could start Step 2 of her brain cancer battle (chemo and radiation) feeling strong and ready. Brain cancer cells like to hide in healthy brain tissue, making it difficult to remove all of the cancerous cells with surgery alone. Unfortunately, there are currently limited treatment options to tackle the rest of the job. This is why increased funding for brain tumor and brain cancer research is so important.
These Tar Heels will always bleed Carolina Blue, but we would be grateful if you would please consider joining our team to support the incredible work that Duke is doing to increase brain cancer research and find more successful treatment options. We believe that "At Duke There Is Hope."
2021 Update: Christine has been blessed with stable scans and is scheduled to complete her full year of chemotherapy this July. She is back to work and back to running.