Throughout her yearlong battle with brain cancer, friends described Elizabeth Gao ’15 as strong, positive and hopeful. Tomorrow, a team of friends will run in her memory at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
relay for life
When my twin sister and I were four months old and our brother Matt was three, our dad noticed that he could not stay awake at night to help my mom care for us. He could not pick us up because we were too heavy for him. For a 33-year-old family-oriented guy, these symptoms were worrisome and prompted him to go to the doctor. My dad was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, an aggressive cancer of the blood.