Posts Tagged ‘Gray Matters Foundation’

My Medical "IF ONLY FOR ONE"

AS MOST OF YOU KNOW:  My true brain tumor journey started in 1992 when my grandma was diagnosed and in 9 wks died. My grandma was my first IFONLYFORONE. More about that on my website under my story.   This BLOG  is about my  MEDICALIFONLYFORONE.  It never occurred to me to count the one who…

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It's more than "just" a chair to me

My amazing relationship and bond with my Grandma  Kirk started many years ago.  I am her second grandchild of 9.  I can recall visits as  a young child to her home when she would baby sit.  I of course remember visits and holidays  like when my parents took us to her neighborhood to trick or…

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My If only for one: Making copies

I haven’t shared my IF ONLY FOR ONE’s in awhile and two days in a row BAM! This story took Place Thursday May 7th 2015. I have to start with a little foreshadowing. I was getting ready for the day and I decided to wear a new top I purchased a few weeks ago. It…

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The November Thankfulness Challenge

Happy November! Everyone thinks of Thanksgiving at this time of year. What do you have to be thankful for? Research has shown that being thankful can improve your overall health – physically, mentally and emotionally, including better sleep patterns, and even heart benefits. Research has also found that another benefit of regularly feeling thankful or…

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What Is "It" ?

I am often asked “How do you do it?” I just do. You see, I don’t even have to ask why I do what I do. When you’re doing it, it is part of your daily life, it just happens. Others will always want to know how, and it’s difficult to explain.  It’s natural, a…

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September 2, 1998

Sixteen years ago my life took a completely different turn. On August 12, 1998 I was diagnosed with a baseball size mass. On this day, September 2, 1998, I had it removed, and learned it was a grade 3 Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma. Between then and 2007, I have had 5 surgeries. Before the tumor, I worked…

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Brain Buddie Gives Back: Way To Go, Flo!

Flo “GBM SURVIVOR” is a Brain Buddie who jumped right in to help and give back. She is one of my biggest fans. Flo is not shy about telling anyone and everyone about Gray Matters. I met her at the local AZ support group I facilitate. Flo is a giving soul and was eager to…

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Our Brain Buddie Bruce Blount "BBBB"

I think it was at a brain tumor conference in Florida in 2006 (?) that I saw Lanette in the lobby of my hotel – sitting in an overstuffed chair, surrounded with greeting cards she was preparing for some Brain Buddies.

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