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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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Traumatic Brain Injury and Tourette Syndrome

An Interview with: Janine Tejeda, President and Founder of ScholasTIC Tourette’s Supporters, Inc.  “Learning to forgive myself, respect myself, and love myself has been my brilliant creative act.  I wish this for all people.” – Larry Barber, An Unlikely Strength An Unlikely Strength can be found in the suggested reading section of this blog because there are vast similarities between the…

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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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2020 Brain Cancer Awareness video by Sarah Trask

May is brain tumor/cancer awareness month. Please take a moment to enjoy this touching tribute to brain cancer by Sarah Trask. Her videos put a face on the disease. Sarah had her first craniotomy when she was just six-years-old. She’s had a total of four brain surgeries and is an inspiration to the brain tumor/cancer community. Next month she will…

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Love, Loss, and Life

Hello Steve.  Thank you for the opportunity to interview you about your book, If You Love Me, Take Me Now. Although it was published five years ago, and the journey that you wrote about took place between 2004 and 2006, the theme and messages are remarkably timely for what people are currently experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  You have a…

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