|Team "Glio Warriors for Jean and Jonathan" at the|
Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk in 2013
|Special Rosamundi issue with an|
article by Jean about her
preservation garden for
GBMs are the most common and the most lethal type of malignant brain tumor. When Jean was diagnosed in 2011, the "gold standard" FDA approved chemotherapy for GBMs was temezolomide. This drug helped about 1 in 5 patients by increasing their life expectancy by a
|Wild college days|
Jean lived with a gentle intensity
If you've never been to a walk before, you might be surprised by the upbeat energy. Most of the credit belongs to the survivors, happy to be alive after confronting a terrible diagnosis. But some of it goes to those of us who come because someone we love did not survive, and appreciate having a place where we can share and acknowledge our grief. Jean lives in the memories of a wide circle of people. The Remembrance Ceremony at 9:10 will give us another chance to honor the bright spirit that passed from us in 2013.
Some Jean thoughts of my own, four years after.
|On our honeymoon,|
Jerusalem, Marh 1998
|With friends at Café Samovar, San Francisco,|
December 2012, taking a break from the Zen Hospice.
We enjoyed our lives together to the very end
Jean carried the idealism of her college days forward into that busy world called adult life, and would be sad to see what is happening in this country. One problem is that there's less funding for medical research as more money is funneled to the military and the police. That's another reason why your support for the NBTS is especially important now.
|The poem we will read at Remembrance Ceremony May 13|