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Keeping the Faith

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Submitted by:
Laurel Kalkanis

Sandy Pedersen is a shining example of a how a patient can become a survivor and a champion for others. She battled a brain tumor, underwent surgery and now gives back to the community by raising awareness, extending access to healthcare and fundraising for the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center at Henry Ford Hospital. Sandy has served as a chairperson for the Shoot for a Cure and Derby in the D fundraisers dedicated to raising money to extend cutting edge neuro-science research at Henry Ford Hospital. Her efforts have raised considerable amounts of money and lead other brain tumor patients to Henry Ford Hospital to receive the same expert care that saved her life. As a chairperson of the annual fundraisers, Sandy lead large teams of patients, families and community members to shine a light on neuro-degenerative diseases and join the cause to raise funds and extend research and improve the quality of life for others. Today Sandy celebrates over a decade of living a strong and active life following brain surgery. She is an inspiration to others and solid proof that the diagnosis of a brain tumor does not make the prognosis of becoming a grandparent impossible. Today Sandy is looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild 16 years after surviving a brain tumor.