Stories

David M. Bailey his story continues to share HOPE

David M Bailey my friend, my brain buddie, aka THE DYE HIPPIE FOLK SINGER , HOPE GUY I attached a link to his personal story if you haven’t taken the time to read you need to. DMB “My friend” I met him in 2000 at a NBTF event and after hearing him sing “ONE MORE…

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30yr Medulloblastoma Survivor brainbuddie Steve Westerhoff

Today we want to tell you about Steve Westerhoff.  Steve is a 30 year survivor of Medulloblastoma.  He was diagnosed  in 1987 with a pediatric brain tumor while attending college.  He explains that being told he had a brain tumor caused some life changes.  Steve endured surgery and radiation down his spine.  He and his…

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Grandma, the neurosurgeon, a tree and me…a story of coincidences and love

I’m so pleased to be given the opportunity to share this story in International Brain Tumour Alliance’s annual magazine, “Brain Tumour.” I got the chance to share this story about my neurosurgeon after sharing it in conversation. This is a story about a grandmother, a wonderful neurosurgeon, a tree and me… Click here to subscribe…

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in memory of Beth Glassman ( ORIGINALLY POSTED 2008)

There are times in people’s lives when they hit the abyss. When things look so incredibly bleak and you feel that you will never dig yourself out. Last year I faced the abyss and Lanette, with her kindness and love and infectious spirit helped drag me out of the abyss, here is my story.

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Jack Orler is his name

I met a lady while volunteering on the Pediatric Ride for kids. This was over 15 years now.  She  asked if I spoke to families with adults that had brain tumors.   I said of course and the story began.  She asked if I would reach out to her hair dresser who was just diagnosed…

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Meet my friend Matthew Fullerton

Today I want you to know about my friend Matthew Fullerton. He will celebrate 30 years surviving GBM.  I think His tells his survival  story best here is that link https://virtualtrials.com/survivematt.cfm I met Matthew at an event in 2000 but would not really become friends until attending the Florida Brain Tumor conferences EVERY YEAR  from 2001…

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Carson is his name: baby to big boy BT SURVIVOR!

Baby Carson is the youngest GMFbrainbuddie.   His family and I  connected the very first time we met. The story started  when I watched CBS5 news and their pay it forward story. I then reached out to the family and started speaking with Carsons Uncle Nick. I shared how GMFoundation mission is to encourage and…

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Kris from TAMPA

Kris is her name and  Tom  was her husband.  I never met Tom in person but I did through Kris.  You see a loved one can always be kept alive in memory if you share their story.  Kris shared his story and Tom is part of the journey.  Caregiver journeys are part of the awareness…

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You mean I was not the only one?

Lanette’s Little Bit’s I attended my very first conference in California hosted by the National Brain Tumor Foundation in 2000.  ( NBTF is now NBTS they merged a few years back)  It was a whole weekend filled of information.  I arrived on Friday morning and Friday evening it began.  They had an introduction and explanation…

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Thankful Thursday

THANKFUL THURSDAY:  I can’t thank @E Joyce Rend Webb enough.  She was the brain buddie  who requested I be featured in the Card Maker Magazine back in 2011. The really cool part of this story was she’d  been making and donating cards to the foundation in memory of her dear friend  who had passed from a brain tumor…

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