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  • Ashlie, a long-time volunteer and fundraiser for the American Brain Tumor Association, seeks to honor her Aunt Amy who passed away from a brain tumor diagnosis in her 30s.  “My aunt is my hero,” she remarks. “She was more friend and sister than my... Read more...

  • If you were a brain tumor patient of Dr. Christian Grommes at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City, you would never know that a decade ago, he walked a similar journey and knows what it’s like to hear, “you have a brain tumor.”  With energy and humor... Read more...

  • For 17 years, Katie has survived. “I am tired, but I am glad,” she says softly. After four brain tumor diagnoses, three brain surgeries (one while awake), paralysis of her right side, radiation and over six years on chemotherapy, she continues to rise. Life... Read more...

  • It was 25 years ago when Scott met Steffanie. Scott was in the U.S. Navy and just returned to Virginia Beach after being stationed in Japan for two years. Enjoying being home with family and friends, he decided to pay a visit to his... Read more...

  • For nearly fifty years, the brain tumor community has voiced their support of the American Brain Tumor Association through generous donations in the fight against brain tumors. And it has worked. The ABTA has awarded more than $32 million in research grants to scientists... Read more...

  • Karma and Martin know how to have fun despite fighting Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) for over seven years. Just one month after his first craniotomy for GBM, Martin celebrated his 29th birthday with friends and his dear wife, Karma, in “true Texas style.” Together, the... Read more...

  • Dr. Priscilla Brastianos knew she wanted to be a doctor since she was a little girl. How could you not when you grow up hearing inspiring stories about your strong and courageous grandmother who diagnosed herself with breast cancer while in medical school? Unfortunately,... Read more...

  • It’s early in the morning, but Postdoctoral Research Fellow William Flavahan, PhD at the Broad Institute of MIT Bernstein Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School is energized. Despite being up overnight to care for his five-month-old daughter, this dedicated new father... Read more...

  • “Do we really need to do this?” Paul asked doctors as they rolled him into the operating room for a craniotomy. Just a few days prior—on Christmas night—Paul woke up in an ambulance after a grand mal seizure. That was 14 years ago. “I’m... Read more...

  • It’s summertime in Pennsylvania in 1983, and 20-somethings Joel and Johnathan Gingras are floating down the Delaware River with around 85 of their friends… …a growing group of friends from high school and college. The annual tube float was the highlight of the year,... Read more...

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