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“From Attendee to Speaker Series”

The Inside Scoop — a behind the scenes look at an ABTA Regional Educational Meeting  (post 1 of 3) An interview with metastatic brain tumor patient and fellow panelist, Niki Kozak. In September, I penned a blog post as an attendee of the American Brain Tumor Association’s (ABTA) “2020 Virtual National Conference” (click here to read the post).  Last weekend, my…

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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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Your Contribution Makes a Difference!

My friends and family are participating in the BT5K Your Way Los Angeles from October 17 – November 1. This is a virtual event that raises money in support of the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA).  Donations generated from the BT5K will provide the following: critical funding for brain tumor research (since 1976, the ABTA has awarded more than $30 million in research…

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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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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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