Brad Mensen is a few weeks shy of his golden birthday on October 29th. Brad is graduate of the University of Iowa, and earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Clarke University. He’s been married to the love of his life, Audrey Hentges, for just over 2 years, and the couple recently welcomed another child into their marriage, baby Isabel who was born in January of this year. Brad enjoys to run, loves his Hawkeyes, and lives for his girls Audrey, Anna, and Isabel. You could say that he had it made.
It’s extremely hard to put this into words, but a couple short weeks ago, the Mensen family learned some devastating news.
After a week of not feeling well, brad’s stomach started to swell. After a trip to the Doctor’s office, it was learned that brad had a mass growing in his abdomen that was causing all his discomfort. After some additional testing, Brad was given his diagnosis of Burkitt’s Lymphoma.
Burkitt’s Lymphoma is the rarest, most aggressive form of lymphoma, being diagnosed just over 1,000 times a year. Those are scary words to hear from your Doctor.
Brad began intensive chemotherapy treatments last week and will be going through aggressive treatments for the next 4 months. This is going to be the definition of battling cancer.
But, if you know Brad, you know that he is not going to back down from this fight. It’s not going to be easy, but Brad is going to kick cancer’s a**.
I understand that asking for your hard earned money is awkward and forward, but, I don’t want Brad and Audrey to have to worry about money when they should be focusing on Brad’s fight.
Again, thank you for taking the time out of your day and thank you for your help and support for the Mensen family during this trying time.
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