Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I'm Walking!

Dallas-Ft. Worth Brain Tumor Walk:

As part of my HIGH FIVE year, I am forming a team to raise at least $5,555 for the National Brain Tumor Society. They have done good things for me and for my doctor, and we are both setting up teams this year!

My team's name is "Krista's High Five," and we are looking for team members. If you can be in Ft. Worth on November 6, we'd love to have you there with us. If you'd rather support us from afar (or from a couch) you can be a "virtual" team member. Or you can make a one-time donation to the team or any individual member.

My kids are so excited about this, they set up an impromptu drink stand in our front yard this evening to raise money for our team! Many of our good neighbors stopped by and couldn't resist the charming little fundraisers with their cooler full of ice-cold bottled water and soda!

Please consider joining our team or making a donation by using the link at the top of this post. Once again, the support of my family and friends will accomplish great things!


Becky said...

I'm so pround of you Krista! I picked up a brochure for that walk a couple of weeks ago when we were at Dr. Fink's office for Mark's last visit. BTW: I don't know if you were aware that Mark has made her his primary Nuero-oncologist, so we no longer have to go to Houston. He had to quite the clinical trial because it was making him feel awful. So, he is doing a double dose of Chemo and taking that larger dose for 7 days on and 7 days off.He's doing pretty good with that. Just gets pretty sick for a couple of days toward the end of each cycle and is semi sick a couple of days before and after those bad days. So, he has more good than bad overall, and that's a huge blessing. I just wanted to give you a quick update on him. Anyway, I was hoping to be able to join in on the walk. I didn't know you were putting a team together too. I'd love to join you if at all possible!

Lexi Scarber said...

Hi, my name is Lexi, you don't know me, or at least we have never met, but that is beside the point. I found your blog through a quick search on google (first listing). I was suprised to see that someone so close to home is going through what my family is also dealing with.

My dad, Barry, was diagnosed with a stage 4 GBM in May of this year. We started a blog on here as well the day after he was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery (

The reason I am commenting on this post is because my family and I are also walking in the National Brain Tumor Walk (for the first time). I am inspired by your story and as can be expected, my family and I are non-stop praying to have a long life with our dad and friend by our sides.

I just wanted to let you know that your are an inspiration and it isn't expected, but if you have the chance, you should check out our blog. It is basically a day to day account of our triumphs and struggles, but if you have any suggestions on things to help my dad, they are greatly appreciated as the stage he is in with treatments and such is really taking its toll.

Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

Hi Krista,

Great blog! I'm with National Brain Tumor Society and came across your blog. We are hosting a patient and family conference in Dallas on October 8-9, 2010. I wanted to chat with you about the event. If you are interested, my email is

For more information about the conference, here is the link:

Take care,