8 thoughts on “Mile Markers

  1. Amy Barricklow says:

    Elli-It is so inspiring to read your blog. I know your Grandma and my daughter, Katherine went to school with Joey at Centreal Elementary. I had a brain tumor removed on mat 2013. It was a long road, but I am fully functioning, although a “different” person. I appreciate life so much more! It is wonderful to read about your life. You are a wonderful young lady. I wish you the best recovery!
    Amy Barricklow

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  2. Maria Lane says:

    Elli and Deshone,
    I came across your blog through a Facebook post. I could stop reading the posts. Thank you so much for sharing your triumphs and your struggles. I wish you both nothing but the best. I pray that you will continue to make the most of every day you are given.
    Sincerely,
    Maria

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  3. Dolores Swann says:

    Congratulations….. so glad you went to work @ the right place @ the right time and you were able to open up to Dr. Old and you found the right person to help you. God bless you and your dr’s and your family.

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  4. Jodi Bittick says:

    Hi Elli! I love your blog and am very inspired by your story and the story of your two brothers. I am the mother of a 29 year od daughter who also had a brain tumor. Her brain tumor, a Schawnoma, was thankfully benign, but it was growing on her 10th cranial nerve. The tumor was removed 5 years ago in June. She like you had some permanent damage to a vocal chord. Some of the symptoms you were experiencing were the same as my daughters also. She is our only child and reading your most recent blog brought back memories of the difficult and long wait that my husband & experienced while our daughter was in surgery. 2 years ago her tumor started to regrow and she had to undergo a gamma-knife radiation treatment. Last year the tumor showed signs of dying from the radiation and this years check up showed no changes. She has been moved out to 3 year check ups now.

    I am truly awe filled at your positive outlook and motivation to help others. Your brothers stories are also inspiring. I beleive as you do that there is a reason for everything. I also believe that God crosses our paths with every single person for a reason as well. I am going to share your story with my daughter and we will be praying for you.

    Jodi Bittick

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  5. Elizabeth G says:

    Hello! I hope you are appreciating your day as your srory just mitivated me to appreciate mine! I went to THE Ohio State University also and youza I cannot imagine adding a leathery decade old tenacious tumor to the mix. Thanjs for causing me to appreciate my voice and my swallowing ability and every other small seeming activity our amazing bodies do each day and we take crazily for granted. Best of luck in achool..sounds fun living off campus with so many friends. If you are ever sittingvin Eddie George’s Grille you are in my old college living room.Many laughs were had there and at our first of campus hime on west ninth.. You are a great writer and I hope you are able to be to a patient one day what your dictor eas to you! Life moves fast…i read a quote in Reader’s Digest once that said “every invitation is a dancing lesson from god” I think your invitation to work at the hospital was an entire lifetime of ballet lessons. Go Bycks! Thanks again for sharing your story! Elizabeth

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  6. Elizabeth G says:

    Hello! I hope you are appreciating your day as your srory just motivated me to appreciate mine! I went to THE Ohio State University also and youza I cannot imagine adding a leathery decade old tenacious tumor to the mix. Thanjs for causing me to appreciate my voice and my swallowing ability and every other small seeming activity our amazing bodies do each day and we take crazily for granted. Best of luck in achool..sounds fun living off campus with so many friends. If you are ever sittingv in Eddie George’s Grille you are in my old college living room.Many laughs were had there and at our first off campus home on west ninth.. You are a great writer and I hope you are able to be to a patient one day what your doctor was to you! Life moves fast…i read a quote in Reader’s Digest once that said “every invitation is a dancing lesson from god” I think your invitation to work at the hospital was an entire lifetime of ballet lessons. Go Bucks! Thanks again for sharing your story! Elizabeth

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