Fred Thompson, a 24 year brain tumor survivor, is a member of our CommYOUnity™ Volunteer Network and has been an advocate for the ABTA, spreading awareness at the local level. He was first diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1992, during a time when little resources were available due to the lack of internet and technology. He was referred to the ABTA and immediately wanted to contribute and give back to the brain tumor community. He knew if he had someone to connect with at the point of diagnosis, his journey would have been an easier one. Fred’s background of problem solving in his career has allowed him to develop an empathetic ear to those who need help.
He believes it is important to do what you have a passion for because it is more fulfilling and rewarding to be able to use your talents for helping others. This belief has led him to become a Mentor in our CommYOUnity™ Connect Program. One of his proudest moments as a volunteer was being able to co-chair the Annual Past Presidents Golf Charity with the National Association of Residential Property Managers in 2015 and raised over $160,000 for the ABTA.
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