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You never forget your first…Podcast!

My good friend Julie finally convinced me to share my brain cancer journey as a guest on her podcast, “Clear Your Clutter Inside & Out.” It’s always great when your first is with someone you trust and love. As Julie knows, I was hesitant to do a podcast due to the fact that talking on the phone (which was how we…

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Mentoring Mondays with Rick Franzo and David Owens

Did you know that organizations such as the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) will match brain tumor and caregiver mentors with brain tumor patients and/or their caregivers? I recently wrote about a champion in the brain tumor community, Rick Franzo (click here to read the blog post). In addition to everything else he does, Rick has served as an ABTA…

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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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