We have no doubt that miracles have already taken place, even the smallest of miracle has brought an abundance of peace to us.
Both my dad and his dad have glioblasotmas.
Few people have exhibited as much bravery and compasion as my Dad.
My Mom was the best Mom anyone could ever ask for.
Because it is Brain Tumor Awareness Month I’ve decided to go outside of my comfort zone and share a very personal aspect of my life for the first time publicly.
by Richard S
Educate yourself and become your own greatest advocate. Don't quit before the miracle happens!
You browse the local section of a newspaper & see numerous obituaries written using the phrase, “they lost their battle with cancer”. It’s hard to imagine how anyone that passed away from cancer could've won the battle. Is it even possible?
My husband was diagnose May, 2009 and is still here.
I am the daughter of the strongest woman I know. In April 2005, my mother was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Grade IV.
My mom was always a strong woman
On April 26, 2010 I brought my husband to an after hours clinic for what I thought was "some type of stomach virus".
I still don't understand how someone who has been so loving, so full of laughter and joy all his life ended up with not one, but 2 fairly rare diseases, as well as GBM.
Eleven year survivor so far.
Looking back, we all noticed strange things about her during the month before, but who in the world thinks it could be the absolute worst thing imaginable.
My sister was diagnosed in Feb 2003. She had surgery just a week before her birthday that year and died on my birthday in August 2004.
My daughter was 24 years old when she was diagnosed with GBM. She had just returned from South Korea, where she was a soldier. She was beautiful, strong, but most of all she was loving and loved.
I was sitting in a meeting on April 27, 2007 day dreaming about the weekend and never imagining that one phone call would change it all. I went to my office after my meeting and had a voice mail from my dad, he said "Dr thinks I have a brain tumor, don't stress over it, it's no big deal."
Sharing my stories is part of my healing process. I you will also find some comfort in your grief in reading about my memories of my sister.
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