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The stories of other brain tumor patients and loved ones can be a source of strength, comfort, and encouragement. Read a story or share your own story with the brain tumor community.

Jack’s Story

My story is a simple one: had six children, all boys (now five) and one of my sons, Jack, was diagnosed with paediatric GBM in

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Hint of Light

It was two weeks before Christmas 2014 as I sat in the doctors office waiting to hear why my body seemed to be playing tricks

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Mindee Plugues

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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

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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.