This past October, Aaron Clubb, a North County native, was suddenly experiencing numbness in his upper extremities, tongue, and started having speech issues. The Dr delivered a devastating diagnosis – Brain Cancer, stage 4. Within a week, Aaron was prepped for surgery. A large tumor was removed and biopsied. Glioblastoma is the most common, and unfortunately, aggressive form of brain cancer. The average life span is 14 months from diagnosis. The great news is that the surgery was successful, as well as his first rounds of radiation and chemo. No new cancer cells have been detected so far. While this is to be celebrated, there is a long road ahead. This form of cancer has a 85% rate of recurrence. Being that Aaron is under 40 and of good health, he has the best chance of fighting this disease. The reality of the situation is that at such a young age and just in general, we are never fully prepared for such a diagnosis. Aaron has a wife, Laurie and beautiful 4 year old daughter, Tahlia. He works in construction, so days spent in treatments are days that he isn’t working. Aaron grew up in Solana Beach & Encinitas and went to Torrey Pines High School. Aaron has contagious laughter that makes everyone around him smile too. He is an incredibly generous person who would do anything in his power to help a friend or family member. It is for this reason that we are reaching out to the community in order to help this incredibly deserving family.