Sonja Ahrens

Sonja Ahrens

I was 38 with a daughter who had just turned 4 when I was diagnosed with and treated for a Meningioma brain tumor. I was just getting back on my feet and returning to work when the 1st Annual Walk for the Mind was being planned. I had heard about the walk through co-workers, as I work for the law firm where Mark's father is an attorney. After the first walk, Mark and several of the survivors got together and started a support group. It was then that I realized to completely heal emotionally I needed to find a purpose and an outlet for what I had gone through. I needed to become a part of the Walk committee. That was 15 years ago. For me personally, if it hadn't been for Mark's vision and courage to create the Walk, I'm not sure where I would be today. In honor of Mark's memory, I'm committed to the continued success of this Walk.