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“From the Roller Rink to Rehabilitation”

An Interview with Suzanne Samples author of FRONTAL MATTER Glue Gone Wild. Those who know me well, know how much I used to LOVE roller skating! They may recall the birthday party I hosted at a roller rink (the year prior to my brain cancer diagnosis) where I proudly showcased the brand new roller skates I purchased for myself as an…

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“From Attendee to Speaker Series” Interview with Emily Lippert

The Inside Scoop — a behind the scenes look at an ABTA Regional Educational Meeting (post 2 of 3) An interview with the ABTA’s Program Manager, Emily Lippert One of the most enjoyable aspects for me in serving as a patient panelist during the American Brain Tumor Association’s (ABTA) “Regional Patient & Family Meeting” in partnership with the Keck School…

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“From Attendee to Speaker Series” Interview with Niki Kozak

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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“Light and Dark”

Dawn. As the sun rises and gives light to a new day, hope also rises.Hope that this will end.That love and unity conquer hate and division. Noon. The day gets hotter, and tensions rise.People demand action.Anger boils over. Twilight. The moon replaces the sun as night falls.Light giving way to dark, unity giving way to riots.The cycle continues. When will…

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