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An interview with brain cancer survivor, author, and financial planning advocate; Matthew S. Newman

Greetings Matthew.  Thank you for taking the time to have this conversation with me.  I recently started interviewing brain tumor survivors who have written memoirs that I have read and listed in the suggested reading section of my blog. When I reached out to you I had just finished reading your book “Starting At The Finish Line” which I found…

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An interview with author, advocate, educator, business owner, and three-time brain tumor survivor; Rick Franzo

Hello Rick. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to participate in this blog post.  In my opinion, you have become an important figure in the brain tumor community so much so that some could call you a brain tumor celebrity. You have managed to achieve a great deal since the discovery of your brain tumor(s)…

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Connecting the dots…when lightning strikes twice in the same family.

An update on Alexis Shapiro: For those that don’t know, Alexis’ father (Ian) is my first cousin.  I still remember where I was and how I felt when I first learned that Alexis was diagnosed with a primary brain tumor.  Not only was I shocked and heartbroken, but I was also amazed by how quickly her parents jumped into action…

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Catching Up with Claire Bullimore

I recently had the chance to sit down for a virtual cuppa tea and crumpets with Claire Bullimore of the U.K.  After reading Claire’s book, A Brain Tumour’s Travel Tale, I started following her on social media. I’m a member of her interactive Facebook groups, Brain Tumour Bloggers United and Aunty M. Brain Tumour Chat Room. She really gives brain…

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A message to my son…

Unfortunately, my son has witnessed my brain tumor journey since day one. He was only eight-years-old when I had the grand mal seizure in his bed which led to my brain tumor/cancer diagnosis.  He has seen the good, the bad, the ugly, and the really ugly.  He understands that I have spells of sickness nearly every day.  He has seen…

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