Judith Hayes was diagnosed in October 2016 with a glioblastoma brain tumor. Following surgery, she had radiation and chemo treatments. Judith always had been a bubbly, positive person, and brain cancer did not changed that one bit. She would greet strangers with a hug, not a handshake, and she loved the opportunity to kick back and have a good time with down-to-earth people. She was certainly one herself. Judith didn’t focus on the downside of treatment, like scars and hair loss, and also a second surgery…but focused instead on the upside of the outpouring of love and support from her family – husband Jerry and daughters, Jocelyn and Justine – and her extensive group of loyal friends. At the 2017 Metro-KC race, Judith, Jerry and many friends sported purple tutus – purple being Judith’s favorite color, and also the school color for K-State where both of her daughters attend college. Judith maintained a positive attitude throughout this unexpected journey, inspiring her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.