In January 2015 Beth suffered a seizure as a result of a large meningioma tumor found in the left front hemisphere of her head which was putting pressure on her brain. Emergency surgery was performed to remove the tumor but left her unable to walk or lift her right arm or leg. She spent the next month in the hospital. Then she entered a brain rehabilitation program where she went for the next 5 months, 6 hours a day, 5 days a week where she gained her strength and learned to walk again, feed herself, pick up a pen to write. She is now ready to take on a half marathon! Beth and her husband Brad are also founders of the Mitchell Thorp Foundation in honor of their son Mitchell.