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“Locating reliable information following a brain tumor diagnosis.”

Where will you turn for information if you or a loved one receive a brain tumor diagnosis? Not only can malignant tumors metastasize to the brain from other organs, but there are more than 120 different types of primary brain tumors (tumors that originate in the brain), and locating the information you need can be pretty daunting. So whether you’re…

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“Ain’t Nothin’ Pretty About Brain Cancer!” 

Getting real with Suzanne (f**king) Samples author of: FRONTAL MATTER Glue Gone Wild and STARGAZING IN SOLITUDE. Yes, Suzanne Samples is very pretty but behind her big beautiful eyes and dazzling smile, she is fighting for her life. You see, Suzanne has terminal brain cancer and there ain’t nothin’ pretty about brain cancer. Sure, there are those of us who…

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“A Face of Strength” p.24

Hello and welcome to “A Face of Strength.” This is a social media awareness campaign designed to celebrate the inspiration, strength, and wisdom of brain tumor and cancer survivors (and supporters). By the way, my name is Wendy Santana. I’m a brain cancer survivor and “2nd Chance 2 Live” is my blog. I launched “A Face of Strength” (#aFaceOfStrength) via “2nd…

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“Learning to live wabi-sabi not to be confused with Wasabi”

“The doctors are treating the body and it’s my job to figure out how to treat my mind and soul.” -Susan Spector An Interview with: Susan Spector, author of “Keep Calm It’s just a brain tumor: My year of wabi-sabi healing.” Chances are if you’ve ever eaten sushi you’ve heard of the Japanese horseradish called Wasabi.  Are you, however, familiar with…

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“Finding JOY in the midst of suffering”

Cover Photo by Shari Fleming Photography. “I never want anyone to say, ‘That girl wasted her time.’ Instead, I hope they say, ‘She took her suffering and realized she could use it to find and spread joy.’ This became my mission.”   – Courtney Burnett An Interview with:  Courtney Burnett, author of Difficult Gifts: A physician’s journey to heal body and…

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