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Last December, Carol visited the Cleveland Clinic for a follow-up meeting with her surgeon to observe the progress from the surgery to remove her brain tumor. The incision was not healing as expected in one spot and the surgeon feared an infection may be setting in. An MRI was completed and showed no major infection or meningitis. However, a 3-hour surgery was required to clean the wound area.

Since December, Carol has recovered completely from her surgery and she recently had an MRI on Monday, March 30th. The results came back stable showing no tumor re-growth! Carol is now getting ready to start her fourth cycle of Temozolomide chemotherapy.

The community of Copley, Ohio continues to come together to support the Gardner family. The local police and fire departments have banded together to establish a 5k Run/Walk entitled, “Copley Safety Forces 5k” on June 14th, 2015 where all net proceeds will go towards covering expenses associated with Carol’s fight against brain cancer. Participants can register for the race by visiting:

www.hmapromotions.net/calendar.html

As Carol undergoes additional treatment, expenses associated with her care will continue to accumulate. Donations of any size will make a tremendous difference. $5 can help cover a monthly co-pay for a new prescription. $150 can help cover the net premium increase to the family’s monthly insurance to receive enhanced coverage. To make a donation, please visit:

https://www.hopestrengthens.org/donations

With your assistance, we can help alleviate all financial costs associated with Carol’s care, allowing her to dedicate 100% of her energy on beating cancer.

Carol, her husband Paul, and children Preston, Peyton, and Madison are thankful for everyone’s love, prayers and continued support!

– HSF