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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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“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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Oops! We did it again…

A recap of the 2020 BT5K Your Way (Virtual) Event. Thanks again to everyone who participated and/or contributed to our #BT5K efforts last year. Your involvement helped our team (“2nd Chance 2 Live”) rank as a top team in the Western Region! More importantly, money was raised to support those impacted by #braintumors via #research grants and programs provided by…

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“From Attendee to Speaker Series” Interview with Josh Neman, Ph.D.

The Inside Scoop — a behind the scenes look at an ABTA Regional Educational Meeting  (post 3 of 3) An interview with, Josh Neman, Ph.D. There’s something special about Josh Neman, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Josh).  I’m not just saying that because he’s a neuroscientist working to better discern and identify a cure for cancer. He is…well… in addition to being brilliant…he’s also…

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“From Attendee to Speaker Series” Interview with Emily Lippert

The Inside Scoop — a behind the scenes look at an ABTA Regional Educational Meeting (post 2 of 3) An interview with the ABTA’s Program Manager, Emily Lippert One of the most enjoyable aspects for me in serving as a patient panelist during the American Brain Tumor Association’s (ABTA) “Regional Patient & Family Meeting” in partnership with the Keck School…

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