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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.

Eileen Murphy

This past January 2017 a work colleague looked at me after our company’s Christmas break and said, “What’s wrong with your eye, its puffy?” I

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Rose Gilligan

Two years ago, my story starts. I was having ringing in my ear so I went to an ENT. Hearing was normal, so they thought

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Dawn

My father, Leonard was diagnosed with glioblastoma (Stage IV) on January 20, 2016. Dad passed away in August. His struggle was long and grueling and

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Ashley Swafford

I have put together a bit of “What to expect when you are having brain surgery” type of story. I had a craniotomy in December

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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.