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“Weathering the storm of a terminal illness.”

An interview with FOX 11’s meteorologist, Maria Quiban Whitesell, author of You Can’t Do It Alone: A Widow’s Journey Through Loss, Grief and Life After.” (Note: If you prefer to watch or listen to this interview, click on the image at the bottom of this post). Imagine you finally meet the love of your life. Eventually, you marry, and soon…

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Welcome to 2023!

Wishing you a safe, joyous, and healthy New Year. 🍾🎊🙏🏻 Together (through this blog) we’ve celebrated (and memorialized) more than 200 brain tumor/cancer survivors, caregivers, and supporters via the ongoing “A Face of Strength” social media campaign. Your involvement has also helped raise awareness and tens of thousands of dollars (since 2015) for brain tumor/cancer research and patient/caregiver support. Additionally,…

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“Honoring, celebrating, and remembering those impacted by GBM.”

Glioblastomas, also known as GBM and Glioblastoma Multiforme are malignant grade 4 brain tumors. This is the most aggressive and deadliest type of brain cancer. There isn’t a cure for brain cancer and the average life expectancy for someone newly diagnosed with GBM is 14-16 months. This year, GBM Awareness Day occurred on July 20th which also happened to be…

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“Ain’t Nothin’ Pretty About Brain Cancer!” 

Getting real with Suzanne (f**king) Samples author of: FRONTAL MATTER Glue Gone Wild and STARGAZING IN SOLITUDE. Yes, Suzanne Samples is very pretty but behind her big beautiful eyes and dazzling smile, she is fighting for her life. You see, Suzanne has terminal brain cancer and there ain’t nothin’ pretty about brain cancer. Sure, there are those of us who…

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“A Face of Strength” p.24

Hello and welcome to “A Face of Strength.” This is a social media awareness campaign designed to celebrate the inspiration, strength, and wisdom of brain tumor and cancer survivors (and supporters). By the way, my name is Wendy Santana. I’m a brain cancer survivor and “2nd Chance 2 Live” is my blog. I launched “A Face of Strength” (#aFaceOfStrength) via “2nd…

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