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Your Involvement Made Us a Top Team Last Year! Will You Help Us Reach Our Goal Once Again?

We invite you to join us in support of nearly 700,000 Americans currently living with a brain tumor. Team 2nd Chance 2 Live is participating in the BT5K Your Way Los Angeles benefiting the brain tumor community through research grants and patient/caregiver guidance provided by the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA).   Last year our team generated close to $2,500 in vital funding and we…

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“There’s Something Going On In The Kitchen”

I have a confession to make. Remember the post, Funny Farm Girl? Well, Kelly Fosso Rodenberg and I have been meeting regularly from our kitchen’s over coffee (virtually of course). Full disclosure…we’ve decided to take our relationship to the next level and have officially declared ourselves, Brain Tumor Besties (BTB). As a quick refresher Kelly is a farm girl, I…

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What Will Your Legacy Be?

An Interview with: Danny Monson about the KM (Kindness Matters) Legacy Foundation. This month Katie Monson would have celebrated her 22nd birthday.  She also would have been graduating from UCLA (where she was studying political science).  However, in May of 2017, just when Katie was finishing up her freshman year at UCLA she received the terminal diagnosis of Glioblastoma Multiforme…

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Cruisin’ with Comedy

Rockin’ & Ridin’ with Stevie D. This week comedian and author of The Trans Am Diaries, Stevie D., took me on a “virtual” cruise through Hollywood (in his decked-out, electric blue Trans Am). As we traveled along the Sunset Strip, Stevie pointed to the world-famous Laugh Factory and said, “I decided early on that I would know I had made…

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RESILIENCE

From the initial shock and loss that comes with a devastating health diagnosis to overcoming barriers and choosing positivity; resilience is a recurring theme that has surfaced through my interviews with brain tumor/cancer book authors and survivors.  I strongly believe our messages of hope and the lessons we have learned, can help people to cope with any medical crisis (including…

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