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  • In 2013, American Brain Tumor Association Board of Directors member and BT5K Chicago runner Brandon Starkoff and his wife, Amy, stepped up to help make a difference in the fight against brain tumors, with the launch of a new fundraiser. Six years later, their... Read more...

  • Paul McDowell Shares His Brain Tumor Journey I have heard the diagnosis of a brain tumor twice. The diagnosis from my first brain surgery in January, 1994 was good: a benign grade II Astrocytoma in the right frontal lobe. I was a 28-year-old father... Read more...

  • Sue Erickson describes her son Matthew as a seven-year-old who is happy all the time and doesn’t know any other way to be. “He lives life as fully as he can,” says the mother of three from Huntley, Illinois. Diagnosed with a high grade... Read more...

  • Erica Juliano shares her brain tumor journey. Tell us a little about yourself. I live in NYC with my energetic puppy, George.  I love walking my dog and going to the dog park. In the summers, I go to my beach house in Delaware or... Read more...

  • Finding solutions to the world’s toughest challenges is the mission of AbbVie, a research-based, pharmaceutical company. Curing brain cancer falls into the category of one of the toughest challenges in oncology today, according to the company. AbbVie is a partner with the American Brain... Read more...

  • When Billi Ewing was diagnosed with a brain tumor and the doctor was scheduling surgery, the date he returned with shocked her almost as much as the diagnosis. “Oh no,” she said through tears. “Not September 9, that’s my son’s fifth birthday!” Like most... Read more...

  • When Adrian Conoboy runs a soccer camp or clinic for kids, they’re not just impressed with his credentials: a native of London, England, he was a full-time soccer coach in New York for the past eight years before being diagnosed with a brain tumor... Read more...

  • Natalie Richardson shares her brain tumor journey. Tell us a little about yourself. I live in Ponchatoula, Louisiana with my husband Shane. I have four sons (ages 20,18,13 and 11) and a 4-year old Yorkie named Vito. I have been a registered nurse for... Read more...

  • Ashlie Thornbury likes scary movies, eating pizzas with fancy toppings, planning Halloween parties and giving love to her two little girls, Zoe and Thea, and husband, Tim.  She has two cats named Rudy and Park Ranger. She’s also a dedicated advocate for the American... Read more...

  • Sisters Allie and Andi Share Their Brain Tumor Journey Tell us a little about yourself. Allie: I’m 29 years old and currently live in Manhattan with my husband, Todd, and our cockapoo, Oslo. I graduated from the University of Michigan (go blue!) and I... Read more...

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