Wanda has a very rare and aggressive form of brain cancer known as GBM. A few weeks ago, Wanda started experiencing some memory loss and started having trouble forming words. On Sunday her boyfriend Terry was extremely concerned and took her to a local ER. She was then moved to the U of M where they discovered a large mass in her brain. After numerous scans and tests they have decided that surgery is her best option and is undergoing surgery today 9/26/2017 to have the mass removed. The surgeon said until he gets in there he is not sure what he is facing but he said she will have to undergo chemo and radiation starting 2 weeks after MOST likely.
Wanda is calm and honestly I don't think she quite understands all that is happening at the moment but we are all happy that she is in a good positive mindset going into this. Her biggest concern at the moment is her job. She works at the U of M in the dental clinic and she keeps talking about how she can only take a week off because she has to get back to her patients.. (Bless her loving heart) I think deep down she worries about how the burden of not working is going to affect her family. Her and her boyfriend just bought a house last year and helping her to keep the normalcy she remembers is so important right now as the doctors are saying her memory and speech could and will be affected so we are all going to work extra hard to keep things just how she remembers if at all possible.
Wanda is facing an extremely long road and she needs all the love and support she can get. Your kind words and generous help mean so much to her. She kept saying the last 2 days" WOW.... look at all these people who love me." and then with a smile on her face she said " I really am loved ALOT!!!!" She is so cute..... LOVE her...
Thank you all for all your prayers and support during this difficult time. Terry, the kids and her family are forever grateful.
- James Olson
- Judy WondrowGlynn
- Brian Grund
- Brandie Flaxbeard