August MindMatters

SHARING THE LIVED EXPERIENCE AT THE ABTA REGIONAL PATIENT & FAMILY MEETINGS

The American Brain Tumor Association Regional Patient & Family Meetings are free educational events. The ABTA will host two Regional Meetings in the fall in New York City and Boston.

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GUIDED BY FAITH: HEALING AND HELPING OTHERS WITH A BRAIN TUMOR

This is Kay and John Potter. Kay was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in February 2018. Read our interview with Kay and John, and learn how faith remains a strong pillar in healing and helping others with a brain tumor. 

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FINDING A NEW NORMAL AFTER GRIEF

Retired art teacher and coach, Rob Rummel, turned his grief and sorrow into find a new normal after the passing of his wife, Deb, a glioblastoma patient. 

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Upcoming Events

September 6-7
2019 National
Conference
Chicago, IL or Livestream
September 22, 2019
Regional Patient &
Family Meeting
New York, NY
October 5, 2019
Regional Patient &
Family Meeting
Boston, MA
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Mindee Plugues

Member

Mindee J. Plugues, of Los Angeles, CA, is vice president, marketing for the Applebee’s brand and brings skills including brand strategy, executive leadership, and marketing to the board. Plugues has been an ABTA donor since April 2001, following her father’s passing from GBM. She is also a former member of the ABTA endurance program, Team Breakthrough.

Bob Kruchten

Member

Bob Kruchten, of Mount Prospect, IL, is a sales manager at Extreme Reach, a leading advertising technology company. He has strong skills in communications and fundraising, and has been advocating for the ABTA for 19 years in tribute to his best friend, Paul Fabbri, who lost his 10-year battle with GBM in 1998. Kruchten accepted the ABTA’s Joel A. Gingras Jr. Award in 2015 on behalf of the Paul Fabbri Memorial Fund.