On April 12, 2022 Nancy Maddox of Hannibal, Missouri began experiencing significant memory loss and could suddenly no longer read or write. Suspecting she’d had a stroke, her family took her to see her primary care provider. After numerous tests, a CT scan confirmed extensive stage (Stage IV) small cell lung cancer that had spread to her brain. They left from that appointment and went immediately to St. Louis and just four days later, the tumor in Nancy’s brain was removed at Barnes Jewish Hospital. Then came a very scary four days for Nancy while she awaited the results of the biopsy and determining next steps. Due to the nature of her cancer, immediate treatment was necessary.