This past weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the annual Escape to Thrive conference hosted by the Bag It Cancer organization. What a wonderful few days! As one of 30 selected attendees, the event created a safe space to learn, share and build new relationships with advocates in all cancer circles. Our weekend…

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I made a hospital brainbuddie visit.  The patient learned the GBM has possibly returned and  she needs surgery to determine if its treatment effect or tumor.   I brought a few goodies and some items to brighten the room.  I decorated the room engaged in conversation and then!    Bless her heart the tears and…

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You have may have heard me talk about my dear friend David M. Bailey – The Java Junkie. David was a celebrated musician, coffee lover, and brain cancer survivor. David was diagnosed with the worst type of brain cancer – Glioblastoma (GBM) – and was given only a weeks to live. David, however wasn’t going to…

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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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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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If you know me just a little or read my casual chatter you know I attempt to walk each day in an effort to keep clarity & physical well being in my life.  It get’s to be a tricky balance in the AZ heat but Im still managing to average 5 miles a day with…

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We ended our 2014 GRAY in MAY with a meet & greet @scotts generations a local deli  who graciously hosted our event.  More details on the wonderful turn out but for now a story of EXACTLY why we do what we do.  I never met the Colboune family in person until this event.  We were…

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I am checking out of the grocery line and the person before me donated a turkey.  The cashier paged the mgr to find out what to do with it.  The mgr was not aware the person who donated the turkey had already left and thanked me.   I smiled and said Oh your welcome.  I…

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