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“31 shades of GRAY in MAY!”

Thank you to the following brain tumor/cancer survivors, caregivers, and supporters for participating in the “A Face of Strength” brain tumor/cancer awareness campaign during #GoGrayInMay! Images can be viewed on: FB @2nd Chance 2 Live * Instagram @2nd_chance2live * Twitter @2nd_Chance2Live 🙏🌼💛 Click on any name below to view the specific image on Instagram: 1) Julia Robertson 2) Stanley Currier…

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“Chronic illnesses and Covid…a cautionary tale.”

Yep, I caught Covid-19 and now I’m turning my experience into a PSA. Even though I was looking forward to it all week, I barely made it to my Zumba class last Saturday (5/21). Later that day I began to feel ill.  Oh, wait! Perhaps I should add context to that statement. You see, I’ve been living with a variety…

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“Locating reliable information following a brain tumor diagnosis.”

Where will you turn for information if you or a loved one receive a brain tumor diagnosis? Not only can malignant tumors metastasize to the brain from other organs, but there are more than 120 different types of primary brain tumors (tumors that originate in the brain), and locating the information you need can be pretty daunting. So whether you’re…

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“Ain’t Nothin’ Pretty About Brain Cancer!” 

Getting real with Suzanne (f**king) Samples author of: FRONTAL MATTER Glue Gone Wild and STARGAZING IN SOLITUDE. Yes, Suzanne Samples is very pretty but behind her big beautiful eyes and dazzling smile, she is fighting for her life. You see, Suzanne has terminal brain cancer and there ain’t nothin’ pretty about brain cancer. Sure, there are those of us who…

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“A Face of Strength” p.24

Hello and welcome to “A Face of Strength.” This is a social media awareness campaign designed to celebrate the inspiration, strength, and wisdom of brain tumor and cancer survivors (and supporters). By the way, my name is Wendy Santana. I’m a brain cancer survivor and “2nd Chance 2 Live” is my blog. I launched “A Face of Strength” (#aFaceOfStrength) via “2nd…

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