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December MindMatters

Matthew Erickson was diagnosed with a high grade glioma during an ultrasound before birth, but he has defied the odds by his survival. Yet that survival has not been easy; he’s had 11 brain surgeries, 6 rounds of chemotherapy, spent more than 800 days in the hospital (which translates into about half of his life) and endured 1,000 blood draws.

“He lives life as fully as he can,” says his mother, Sue Erickson. “He’s our miracle on earth.”

READ MATTHEW’S STORY



Living, Not Counting, the Days of Survival

Paul McDowell shares his 22-year brain tumor story,
which began with two devastating diagnoses by
the age of 30. He offers “key ingredients” to his
survival and explains the importance of peer mentoring
through his experience with CommYOUnity™ Connect.

MEET PAUL

 

6th Annual Cater to the Cure

Held at the Chicago Cultural Center on January 26, 2019
from 7 to 9 p.m., Cater to the Cure will
bring together donors, survivors, and other
supporters with delicious eats, music,
and a silent auction to fund critical research
and patient service programs.

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Over the last 45 years, many individuals like Matthew and Paul have contributed to the American Brain Tumor Association’s mission. Experience their powerful stories and keep checking back as we build up to the 45 Faces shaping and being impacted by the brain tumor journey.

MEET THE 45 FACES


Research Staff at SNO

Staff from the American Brain Tumor Association
attended the 2018 Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA in November. This
four-day annual meeting highlights the recent advances
in brain tumor research, the latest treatments, and…

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Spring 2019 BT5K Schedule

The dates and locations for the early spring
2019 BT5Ks have been announced. Check them
all out below.

If you’re ready to sign up or just looking for
more information, click through and visit BT5K.org

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