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Born to Inspire

Today I am going to introduce you to a woman who has inspired me and countless others during the course of her brain tumor journey. Samaria (Sam) Hunter is a U.S. Navy Retiree and brain tumor survivor. A few years ago she founded Winks from God! a grassroots non-profit organization providing support to brain tumor survivors and caregivers. As many…

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Rollerblading with Resilience

This month, I have been virtually rollerblading with a woman who puts the “R” in resilience. Her name is Nathalie Jacob and she’s the author of “8: Rediscovering Life After a Brain Tumor.“ Okay, you caught me…who do I think I’m kidding? We ARE brain surgery survivors after all and that would be some serious multi-tasking. So, here’s the deal;…

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Interview with brain tumour survivor, mother of four, wife, and author; Jo Barlow of the U.K.

Hiya Jo.  I’m chuffed to bits to have the opportunity to interview you about your book; IT’S ALL IN MY HEAD: How to Survive a Brain Tumour and Find Peace of Mind. First, I just have to say that as I was reading your book; I could feel what a remarkable woman, wife, and mother you are! Second, I enjoyed…

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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 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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