I know it has been some time since my last update, but I wanted to let everyone know how Beth is doing.
Yesterday, she visited a doctor at NYU in an attempt to get some more answers. Unfortunately, the rarity of her cancer and tumors is making it near impossible for them to diagnose and treat. Her radiation treatment has concluded and we are now waiting for her to be re-scanned. They are switching up her medication in an attempt to counteract the radiation side effects and give them a clearer picture of how the radiation affected the tumors. We hope to have some more answers soon.
Your continued wishes, thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated. We continue to battle this as a family and the love and support of our friends, colleagues and others makes the fight easier. We again thank you for your support as Beth fights through this difficult time.
Yesterday, Beth had a day pass from the hospital and spent the entire day shopping and spending time with her nieces and nephews. It was such an amazing day and made us all further appreciate all of the hard work she is doing in rehab. We were together as a family when we realized how close we are to the third goal we set for fundraising. It truly humbled the entire family to realize the amount of love and support we have gotten from friends and family. The amazing realization was that peoples' love and support has gone beyond our immediate networks of friends and family to people who have never met Beth or Jon or any of her family for that matter.
When we started this campaign, our initial goal was to raise $5,000. We never envisioned having to increase it. Everyone that has donated has had a hand in all of Beth's successes thus far and going forward. A million thanks to all of you who have contributed and who have passed this on to others. Beth continues to grow stronger both mentally and physically as she fights her battle, and the continued support only strengthens her will to defeat this.
Continued thanks to everyone who is helping support Beth and Jon during their fight. The generosity, love and support you have given through your donations and kind words have helped Beth keep a positive attitude during this time. Here is Beth's most recent blog post. Please continue to stop by her blog and follow her progress. Much love to all.
To reach our initial goal and then almost our second goal in less than 24 hours just goes to show the love and support you all have for my sister in law. Our family continues to be in awe at your support. This will help Beth and Jon more than you know and will take some of the pressure off of them as they fight through this chapter of their lives. We cannot begin to thank you all for this support and will continue to keep you updated as Beth begins her treatment on Tuesday.
We just wanted to thank everyone for the overwhelming outpouring of support. We never envisioned the amount of donations reaching this level and our entire family thanks you all. We are truly blessed to have you all in our lives.
Beth has recently been diagnosed with a very rare form of brain cancer and will undergo radiation treatment in the month of February. Due to the cancer, she has been left with extremely limited mobility in her legs. Thanks to the love and support of her husband and family, she is managing to keep a positive attitude and fight with everything she has to beat this. Unfortunately, the radiation treatment involves a lengthy commute to Pittsburgh 5 times a week. With your donations, Beth and Jon will be able to manage their medical bills and day to day living expenses. We will continue to keep everyone updated on Beth's progress and her fight to beat this!