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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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Traumatic Brain Injury and Tourette Syndrome

An Interview with: Janine Tejeda, President and Founder of ScholasTIC Tourette’s Supporters, Inc.  “Learning to forgive myself, respect myself, and love myself has been my brilliant creative act.  I wish this for all people.” – Larry Barber, An Unlikely Strength An Unlikely Strength can be found in the suggested reading section of this blog because there are vast similarities between the…

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Cruisin’ with Comedy

Rockin’ & Ridin’ with Stevie D. This week comedian and author of The Trans Am Diaries, Stevie D., took me on a “virtual” cruise through Hollywood (in his decked-out, electric blue Trans Am). As we traveled along the Sunset Strip, Stevie pointed to the world-famous Laugh Factory and said, “I decided early on that I would know I had made…

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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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