|In May of 2010, Faith Cline, 17, played golf in memory of her friend Evan Carswell on Evan's Team at the J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Classic at Chateau Elan. The following is the story about Faith that her family wrote at that time:
Faith, now 17, was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor in March 2008. Prior to diagnosis she was a typical teenage girl spreading her time between softball, chorus, ROTC, hanging out with her friends, and texting. She began treatment in April 2008 with a clinical trial – chemo everyday before radiation for six weeks – but was unable to complete this due to complications. Because of tumor growth discovered late in 2009, Faith is once again receiving chemotherapy.
Faith has a brain tumor, but she is NOT defined by it.
|Very sadly, Faith's health declined during the summer following the golf event. She was determined, however, to do all that she could and make a difference in her remaining time.
Faith touched many people at her school, church, and in her community. And when she expressed her strong desire to graduate high school before she died, her friends at Kennesaw Mountain High School approached the administration who made Faith's wish come true. Read about and view Faith's inspiring story as she received her diploma on Sunday, August 15th, in a special ceremony just for her that drew over 700 attendees.
|Since Faith's passing on August 24, 2010, members of her community, school and church have come together to create the Faith Cline Elf Trot and Merry Mile to honor Faith and support the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children. All proceeds will be donated to the Faith Cline Memorial Fund to assist children with brain and spinal cord tumors and their families with many critical needs.|