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“From Attendee to Speaker Series”

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”

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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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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