Sally Wecker

Sally Wecker

I met Mark at the ABTA Family Weekend in the summer of 2003 which I attended in the hopes of meeting others with a brain tumor--I felt so alone with my journey since my diagnosis and craniotomy in January 2002. You could have knocked me down with a feather to not only meet others but to meet Mark and his mom in the Meet and Greet session, finding out that not only did he live in Peoria, but that he was planning a Walk to raise awareness and benefit the American Brain Tumor Association. It amazed me that here I was, in a room that seemed to be filled with 500 people who shared the same/similar experience with me and now I knew someone in Peoria, too! I was able to help with that 1st Walk and have been on the committee ever since. I get referrals often to talk with others that have been diagnosed with a brain tumor and talk, visit, comfort and reassure them through their journey in an effort to give them company so they do not have to walk alone. I knew I had to help others. Brain Tumor Survivor, Atypical Meningioma