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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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claire bullimore talks and aunty m brain tumours and her brain tumor story

Catching Up with Claire Bullimore

I recently had the chance to sit down for a virtual cuppa tea and crumpets with Claire Bullimore of the U.K.  After reading Claire’s book, A Brain Tumour’s Travel Tale, I started following her on social media. I’m a member of her interactive Facebook groups, Brain Tumour Bloggers United and Aunty M. Brain Tumour Chat Room. She really gives brain…

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A message to my son…

Unfortunately, my son has witnessed my brain tumor journey since day one. He was only eight-years-old when I had the grand mal seizure in his bed which led to my brain tumor/cancer diagnosis.  He has seen the good, the bad, the ugly, and the really ugly.  He understands that I have spells of sickness nearly every day.  He has seen…

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Help Us Reach Our Goal of 25 Team Members

Hello again. I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. There’s been a lot going on and it was a very busy summer. First, my son graduated from middle school and three days later he started playing water polo for his high school. The entire summer was a blur and now that he’s pretty much settled into high…

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An Indelible Mark

“Make it edgy,” I said to the tattoo artist. “There isn’t anything pretty about brain cancer.”   It was 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Although it had been a warm and sunny California day, I felt gloomy. I wanted the tattoo to personify my state of mind at the time: edgy and colorless. I was still struggling to…

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