My name is Ken Maudsley. I live in Atlanta, Georgia. As this story began, I was a healthy 41 year old male.
The short story
On August 11, 2011 I had a general seizure. I was out for 20 minutes or so. Paramedics revived me and took me to Emory for treatment. CT scan revealed a lesion. A follow-up MRI indicated a brain tumor was the cause of the seizure. On August 15 a craniotomy was performed. The tumor was removed. Pathology confirmed that the tumor was a glioblastoma multiforme stage IV.
My wife, Tina, has been amazing. Researching, fighting for my best interests, handling everything, and still working. I don’t know how she does it, but I’m grateful and lucky.
My mother, Cheryle, came to be by my side immediately and it has been wonderful having her to help take care of me. She would be here every moment if she could. Thanks, mom!
Family and friends
I have had an incredible amount of people (coworkers, neighbors, family, friends near and far) offering all kinds of support (food, rides, research, contacts, prayers, everything). Thank you, everyone. But I especially want to thank this group shown below — my wife, Tina, sister, Sharon and brother-in-law, Albert. They have really bent over backwards to help me make informed decisions and maintain a smile.
Tina’s parents, Ken and Liisa, arrived on September 14th to lend their support and help. It is great having them here. Having extra help really takes some burdens off our shoulders and allows us to concentrate energy on healing and getting organized.
There is no shortage of friend and neighbors asking what they can do to help, wanting to come visit and expressing their feelings and hopefulness.
Thank you, everyone.