Lori Luedtke

Lori Luedtke is a native Texan but has lived in Florida since 1996. She is married and has one biological son and two stepchildren. Lori was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer glioblastoma (GBM) grade 4 in May 2012. After doctors gave her a prognosis of two months, she participated in Standard of Care which consisted of radiation and chemotherapy and took part in a clinical trial at Moffitt Hospital in Tampa, FL.

Lori has produced a testimonial documentary, travels the US speaking about hope and inspiration, and created a blog where she talks about how her Christian beliefs have helped her not only deal with her cancer but also inspire others who either have this deadly disease or have a loved one who is dealing with cancer.

Celebrating The Mini-Victories Along The Way

July 19, 2020

It's important to celebrate the mini-victories along the cancer journey, whether it's with your favorite food or a small parade.

Being Prepared for Cancer

December 11, 2019

Friends would often ask me why I was doing all this running and biking. I had no answer for them. Now, looking back, I know that God was preparing me for the biggest race of my life: my cancer journey!

Say Something: What to Do and Say When a Loved One Has Cancer

July 10, 2019

As I have gone through this cancer journey, I have realized that people don’t know what to say or do when a loved one has cancer. I can speak out on my firsthand experiences and offer some advice.

Making 'Me-Time' A Reality

July 03, 2019

Creating more personal time tops the list of goals many people want to accomplish. With work time, partner or family time and social time all demanding our attention, we are constantly juggling our day-to-day responsibilities. “Me-time” allows us to de-stress, unwind and rejuvenate. Taking time for yourself allows you to renew, heal and create reserves of energy and peace.

Life Is for Living

June 28, 2019

Don’t let a terminal diagnosis get you down to the point where you stop living your life. Have an adventure, buy the shoes and eat the cake.

With Glioblastoma, What You See Isn't Always What You Get

June 26, 2019

This cancer living inside of me has been life altering. On the outside you may think that things are not so bad. What you are not seeing is that my cancer is incurable.

Surviving Glioblastoma: I am the Four Percent

May 23, 2019

Four out of 100. That is the survival rate for stage 4 glioblastoma: four percent.