Micah's Story: In Honour of Jonah

Micah's Story: In Honour of Jonah

In 2011 Micah Nepon’s brother Jonah was diagnosed with a grade four glioblastoma multiforme brain tumour, at the age of 29. Sadly, Micah lost her brother to the disease on March 3rd 2013. Now, just a few months later, Micah is channeling her energy into the upcoming Winnipeg Spring Sprint (now Brain Tumour Walk) fundraising event.

Her goal is to help improve access to information and support for all those affected by a brain tumour. Micah, her sister Meirav, and their other team members have banded together in honour of Jonah with a team named ‘Ghost Town Manitoba’ and have so far raised more than $3,000.00.

Micah says that Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada has helped her understand the disease her brother faced and made her passionate about communicating its prevalence:

“I don’t think people are aware of how common brain tumours are - my hopes are not only that the people living with this disease, but the families and friends having to cope with a loved one battling a brain tumour, will have a better understanding of the disease.”

Micah also hopes that through supporting the organization there will be enough funds to continue brain tumour research and provide resources for those who need it.

“My brother was hopeful and determined, despite the challenges he faced,” Micah remembers “And I hope that my participation in the Spring Sprint will help others diagnosed with this disease.”

Thank you Micah for sharing your story and for your support!

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Story posted: May 2013


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