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Brain Tumor Survivor Shares Story of Survival
Valley resident selected as featured patient in Spring 2013 Health & Wealth Raffle
Erik Humphrey, 32, was in the middle of a DIY house remodel when he kept dropping things in his left hand. Blaming his clumsiness on over exhaustion, Erik didn't consider that something could be wrong, until the problem persisted for several weeks.
As a precaution, Erik's doctor ordered an MRI. The results showed a brain tumor in the right side of Erik's brain. When a biopsy showed that the tumor was malignant, Erik turned to Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center for help.
Given a 20 percent chance of beating the tumor, Erik agreed to participate in a trial of a new aggressive treatment plan, which was being conducted by Barrow neurosurgeon Kris Smith, MD. Amazingly, after the last round of treatment, Erik underwent an MRI, and there were no signs of tumor on the scan
Seven event-filled years have passed since then, and Erik is thriving and thankful to Barrow and St. Joseph's for saving his life. He and his wife have since started a family and now have a five-year-old daughter and two-year-old twin boys. This year, Erik is acting as a spokesman for the Raffle and the amazing prizes being offered as his way of showing gratitude to the medical staff that saved his life.
Health & Wealth Raffle tickets support the amazing work of Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph's Hospital, so people like Erik have a better chance at a long and healthy life.
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, the Health & Wealth Raffle, benefiting Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph's Hospital, is celebrating a decade of commitment to the health of Arizonans, just like Erik, with bigger and better prizes, including $1 million in cash.
"When the Raffle approached me about becoming one of the faces of the Raffle, I was thrilled and immediately agreed to help in any way I could, as my way to show my gratitude to Barrow and St. Joseph's," said Erik Humphrey.
Since its founding, the Raffle has contributed more than $50 million to Barrow and St. Joseph's.  Thanks to the Raffle, thousands of patients have already "won" because of the life-saving medical advancements at Barrow and St. Joseph's.
This year, the Raffle hopes to raise $1,000,000 for Barrow and St. Joseph's. To reach that goal, there have been changes to the Raffle.
"We spent a lot of time researching what players want and have made some bold changes to the prizes," said Terri Hoffman, director of the Health & Wealth Raffle.  "We are excited to introduce once-in-a-lifetime experiences packages, but don't worry-the great cash, car, and trip prizes are still a big part of the Raffle."
A sampling of once-in-a-lifetime experiences prizes include: backstage passes to meet the cast of Phantom of the Opera in New York City; your own suite for 16 at a home Diamondbacks game; a build-your-own European dream vacation; and a custom design experience with jeweler Oliver Smith.
The three amazing grand prizes are:
·    First place: $1,000,000 cash
·    Second place: $250,000 cash
·    Third place: custom-ordered 2013 Mercedes CLS550 plus $27,600 OR $100,000 cash
Participants who enter by midnight, Thursday, March 21, are also entered into four Early Draws.  This year, the Raffle has doubled the number of Early Draws. The Raffle's Early Draw prizes include:
·    Disney World family vacation for four, plus cash (value: $13,000)
·    $10,000 cash, plus meet country music star Dierks Bentley and enjoy a VIP Country Concert Package (value: $15,301)
·    New York City vacation for two, plus a backstage Broadway experience (value: $4,999)
·    2013 Lexus CT Hybrid plus gas for a year (value: $44,508)
Winners of each Early Draw prize remain eligible for all other draws and the grand prize drawing.  Keep in mind that during the grand prize draw, tickets will be drawn for more than 2,000 other great prizes, making it possible for one ticket to win multiple prizes during the final draw.
To date, the Raffle has awarded more than 132,000 prizes to Raffle participants, including 28 homes, 457 trips, 493 vehicles and more than $16 million cash.
Support the amazing works of Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph's Hospital, and you could score a "good win" - a luxury car, once-in-a-lifetime experience or just knowing that your Raffle ticket helps save the lives of people like Erik.
Tickets are $100 each with a limited number of three-packs for $250. To purchase yours, call 1-866-658-4068 or visit HealthWealthRaffle.org .

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