For years Nina experienced severe headaches and dizziness, and began having problems completing everyday tasks. Her life changed during Memorial Day weekend in 2008 when a MRI showed a bleeding tumor (cavernous hemangioma). She was airlifted to a larger treatment center where she had surgery.
Nina’s recovery has been an ongoing process. As a result, she has learned how to take things one day at a time and to "not sweat the small stuff." Nina’s advice to others that are newly diagnosed with a brain tumor is that "there is help and support out there…to reach out and let people help." She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, practicing yoga, gardening, and is a part-time preschool teacher.
Listen to Nina tell her story here.*
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