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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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How do you define clutter?

Caregivers, this post is for you… Last month I wrote about the American Brain Tumor Association’s Virtual National Conference. In addition to the sessions I spoke about in that post, another presentation I genuinely appreciated was called “Caring For The Caregiver” given by Jean Arzbaecher of The University of Illinois at Chicago. During that session, I realized I have a…

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Achieving a Sense of Community at a Virtual Event

Attaining a sense of community through a virtual event is quite an achievement. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I signed up to attend the American Brain Tumor Association’s 2020 Virtual National Conference which was made possible this year thanks to sponsors such as The Sontag Foundation, Agios, and Novocure. Click here to see the complete sponsor list. 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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FUNNY FARM GIRL

Using humor to convey messages of Hope, Healing, and Happiness during a medical crisis. “I’ve realized the final stage of healing is using what has happened to you to help others. If these words are able to help even one person walking a similar path, this book will be a win.” Hay Kelly (pun intended). Thanks for the chance to…

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