In late March 2013 I suffered a grand mal seizure and was taken to University Hospital in London, Ontario.Upon evaluation, I was diagnosed with a left frontal meningioma (brain tumour). Following a CT scan and an MRI, doctors determined that the tumour had been present for roughly 10 years and would need to be removed.
The risk of seizure was controlled with prescription medication, and neurosurgery was scheduled for May 8th, 2013.Surgery lasted 8 hours, where the neurosurgery team was able to remove the majority of the tumour.Follow up imaging reported successful tumour removal and pathology tests came back favourable.
I was cleared to begin light physical activity on July 8th, 2013.I have since returned to work at Western University, and have been able to return to my regular lifestyle, thanks to the surgical team led by Dr. David Steven.
I feel fortunate to be strong and healthy, having gained a new appreciation for the fragility of life.There are plenty of patients who are not as fortunate.Reminiscing on the past 6 months, I realize and appreciate the exceptional level of care that was provided by all involved, and would like an opportunity to give back.
This charity tournament provides an opportunity to not only raise financial support for Brain Tumour Foundation, but to also raise public awareness for this condition and those affected by it.I thank you in advance for your interest and participation in the Battle on the Beech Charity Scramble, and look forward to seeing you on May 6th, 2017.