For the past five years you may have seen a large group of William’s Walk & Run participants wearing red and black. They are fans of the University of Georgia. At other times they may call themselves Bulldogs. On the morning of William’s Walk, they are a team of Tumor Troopers, fighting pediatric brain disease. They are all friends of Lauren O’Prey.
Lauren O’Prey will host her fifth team for William’s Walk & Run this year. Lauren was diagnosed with five brain tumors when she was 17. Since then she has undergone two surgeries to remove three of the tumors. The other tumors have been stable so far and have not needed any treatment.
Lauren attended the University of Georgia for the last few years and recently graduated from there, earning a degree in education. She is now teaching the fifth grade at a school in Athens. She is continuing her education at UGA, taking graduate level courses in education. She is a recipient of the BTFC’s Larry Dean Davis Scholarship for her graduate studies.
BTFC thanks Lauren and all of her “Red and Black” friends and relatives who are fighting brain tumors!