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“Finding JOY in the midst of suffering”

Cover Photo by Shari Fleming Photography. “I never want anyone to say, ‘That girl wasted her time.’ Instead, I hope they say, ‘She took her suffering and realized she could use it to find and spread joy.’ This became my mission.”   – Courtney Burnett An Interview with:  Courtney Burnett, author of Difficult Gifts: A physician’s journey to heal body and…

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“From the Roller Rink to Rehabilitation”

An Interview with Suzanne Samples author of FRONTAL MATTER Glue Gone Wild. Those who know me well, know how much I used to LOVE roller skating! They may recall the birthday party I hosted at a roller rink (the year prior to my brain cancer diagnosis) where I proudly showcased the brand new roller skates I purchased for myself as an…

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2021 Brain Cancer Awareness Video by Sarah Trask

Please take a moment to enjoy this touching tribute to brain tumor/cancer survivors by Sarah Trask. Her videos put a face to the disease. Sarah had her first craniotomy when she was just six years old. She’s had a total of four brain surgeries and is an inspiration to the brain tumor/cancer community. Sarah is a 37-year survivor! As Sarah…

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“Embracing Acceptance”

The following is a copy of an essay that I wrote for the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) and was published in their quarterly newsletter, MindMatters in May of 2021. Click on the image below to view the article on the ABTA website. When we quiet ourselves down and listen to our inner voice, something truly magical happens. Prior to…

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“An Interview with Dr. Chemo.”

Meet Ronald R. Fichthorn author of: “Why Me?” My Brain Cancer Adventures, Forever on the Cancer Stage for Life. IMAGINE the following scenario… The year is 2006. You’re a 48-year-old male. You’ve been healthy your entire life, in fact, you’ve only been in the hospital twice (once for your birth and the other for the birth of your son). You were…

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