I am the daughter of the strongest woman I know. In April 2005, my mother was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Grade IV. After suffering from a seizure, she was rushed to the hospital in which it was later discovered that she had a tumor, 1.5 inches in diameter, on the right side of her brain. She underwent surgery to partially remove the tumor and after words went through a series of radiation and chemotherapy treatments. She was given nine months to live. I share her story because not only is she still alive, (about to hit her seventh year!! :D ) but also I'd like her to be a symbol of hope and inspiration to all of you guys experiencing something similar. There is hope out there. The doctors cannot give you a death sentence. Miracles do exist. My mom is living proof! Please please please, never give up. I know I may sound like I am preaching to the choir, but really, I have witnessed what my mom has been through and I'd like to show support for all of you guys that are searching for it. During the beginning of my mother's diagnosis, it was stories like her's, stories full of hope and survival, that kept us all staying strong and believing in the future. I just hope I can do the same for someone else out there.