Of Catherine’s four adult children, three were diagnosed with brain tumors.
I worked in human resources for 12 years, so even before I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, I was well informed about public and private benefit plans. When it was time for me to apply to Social Security Disability Insurance, it was no surprise I saw the “red tape” and how long it takes to receive benefits.
Corey is a young adult ependymoma survivor.
It has been a little over 13 months and I think I miss my mom more and more each day.
If in the spring of 2005 I had not gone to an ENT for what I thought was post-nasal drip irritation in the back of my throat, I would not be having a birthday today.
I'm not a fool, I know this thing will most likely come back but I am ready for round two, whatever that might be
My partner Dean and I went to Seattle to visit family for two weeks. The second day we were there, Dean had a seizure and at the hospital they found a tumor.
On April 21, 2004, I was diagnosed with a maligmant brain tumor called an Anaplastic Astrocytoma Grade 3. I was only 19 and had my whole life ahead of me. It came to a quick stop when I found out.
After five brain surgeries, two seizures, over thirty nights together in the hospital, and at 21 years old, Mike still wakes up and ends the day with a smile on his face!
My father, Phil Hahn, was diagnosed with a GBM primary brain tumor on October 24, 2010 at the otherwise healthy age of 64. He lost his heroic battle on March 16, 2011, and we miss him terribly.
My name is Joe. I am 37 years old with 3 kids. On May 9th, 2011, my life went into chaos.
On June 10, 2011, I found out that I had 3 brain tumors.
Once rendered immobile after her surgery to remove a brain tumor, Zazel-Chavah O'Garra shares how dance and a positive outlook helped her reclaim her body.
As I sit here, a very dear friend of the family is fighting for her life.
Four years after this all started, and he is still fighting. The tumor has been stable. The doctors call him a miracle.
My husband of 35 years passed away July 15, 2011. I lost my best friend and the love of my life. He was only 61 years old.
In September of 2010, we learned that my husband of sixteen years had the "meanest tumor" according to the doctor.
It was 1993, close to Thanksgiving, when my little brother Darren was told he had a meningioma brain tumor.
I'm 14 years old. I found out about three months ago that I had a brain tumor on the left side of the cerebellum.
I learned I had to take matters into my own hands and get all the information I could about tumors.
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