Cam never understood what was wrong with him. He was such a little fighter. And he never let anything stop him from doing what he loved to do.
Allison is positive, strong, and determined to fight brain cancer and win!
I have no doubt that I will be able to conquer this next surgery with the same faith in myself.
Eleven years a survivor, once introduced to the notion of having a brain tumor, life would give me the chance to wear many faces.
In April 2009 my 10 year-old son, Kurt Bourne, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. We were told it was benign, and he started on steroids and radiation treatments. Three weeks into his treatments another MRI was done and showed the tumor had exploded in size.
"Love never fails", has been my motto for over 30 years.
The decision alone was mine; no one could make it for me. I could only think: "Do I want to live the rest of my life like this? Also, if I should I die, then what? I have lived a good life."
When I had my grand mal seizure and was diagnosed with my oglioastrocytoma, the size of a peach in my right frontal temporal lobe, I thought life was never going to be the same.
At the age of 24 I was living my childhood dream. I was approaching the end of a 2 year adventure in a developing country. At the end of the summer, I was busy getting ready for the new school year to begin. That's when my brain suddenly "snapped".
I know I have a tumor, but it doesn't effect my daily life and I refuse to dwell on it! I only get to live once and I choose to focus on the positive things in my life.
My daughter Brittney is a brain tumor survivor.
Although mine has been a hard life I'd say, it's been a very happy one!
My name is Laura Hartley and on June 12, 2004 our lives changed forever.
It started with a headache that never went away. Then, my foot started to feel numb. I didn't think the two were related and neither did my primary care physician.
Four years ago my life changed while attending a conference in Las Vegas. As Executive Vice President at McGraw-Hill, I was committed to attending two big annual meetings a year.
'I'm sorry?.' I thought the doctor was apologizing for the long wait we?d had in the emergency room. After pausing a couple of seconds she came right out and said, 'You have a brain mass.'
My life changed forever when my brain tumor was discovered. I'll never forget that day.
Many people will look at this title and wonder if maybe I received a bit too much chemotherapy or radiation. I might have, but I'm alive today.
Unbelievable. That's the word that kept coming to mind the first couple of times I went to my oncologist. Unbelievable.
People have asked me how I feel about my healing journey. I was diagnosed in December 2007 and I can remember it as if it were yesterday.
The views and opinions expressed within the NBTS Story Corner do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Brain Tumor Society.