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Meet Wendy Santana: An Advocate for Brain Tumor Awareness

Published on December 15, 2019: In 2014, Wendy Santana, Long Beach, was 47 and a professional fundraiser for non-profits serving economically disadvantaged populations in Los Angeles … a self-admitted workaholic. While she hadn’t felt well for some time, she characteristically powered through, not even taking a sick day that year. “I really had to push myself and was very out…

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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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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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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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