Another young woman with glioma- and a different way to live the last months


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usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaw/2014/11/02/lauren-hill-game-national-attention/18373533/

I’m very impressed with this young woman, who also has inoperable glioma. She is still on her college basketball team, and was able to play for a few minutes yesterday. She is starting a fundraising campaign to help support research into pediatric cancers, rather than spark interest into euthanasia. It’s called #layup4Lauren

May God bless her and her family. There is beauty in each day, when we have the strength and support to see it.


#2

I believe this is a different type of cancer. Less aggressive than the Glioblastoma type that Ms. Maynard suffered from. My mother died of this same type (Glioblastoma) and it is a very aggressive and quick death. Glioblastoma produces a very agonizing death with a lot of suffering (loss of urinary function, extreme seizures, paralysis, excruciating headaches from the pressure inside the skull, etc.).

While I am saddened by Ms. Maynard’s decision to end her own life I know the suffering that comes with this type of cancer and would not wish it on ANYONE.


#3

This is the gal they talked about on the morning Catholic radio show with Teresa Tomeo, Catholic Connection. I listen when I have the chance. I enjoy her and Barbara McWiggins. The two of them manage to say I’d love to say here but would get in trouble for. Oh well. I can hope.

Glenda


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