My story of survival begins on March 31, 2001. After suffering a seizure I was rushed to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where I was given the diagnosis: inoperable brain tumor in my left frontal lobe. Scared beyond belief, soon after hearing those words I asked the male nurse if I was going to die. When [...]
Hello there. My name is Bruce Blount, and I am a brain tumor survivor. Sixteen years ago I was treated for it, and by the grace of God, it has not returned. Statistics are grim for this type of tumor – so I don’t look at them! I had a prospering career in the U.S. [...]
“It’s not about how hard you can hit but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward”
At seventeen years old, as I was beginning to evolve into a young woman, my life changed, and it changed forever. In November of 2002, I was diagnosed with Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma, a brain tumor located in [...]
At the age of 22 I was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor called Medulloblastoma. I’m proud to say that I’m a 5 ½ year survivor who has achieved every milestone doctors have set for me…and then some!
May 18th, 2003. After being misdiagnosed three times with everything from a sinus infection to TMJ, I was [...]
Today, we are treated to a very casual and honest ‘Conversation’ between executive director and founder of the “Voices of Survivors Foundation” as well as being a ‘Survivor’ himself, Lynn Lane and Danielle Krapinski, an amazingly talented photographer and brain cancer ‘Survivor’. Danielle opens up about her own diagnosis, what she went through mentally and [...]
My cancer journey started Friday, March 13, 2009. I couldn’t believe it, yes Friday the 13th of all days. The month previously I went to my primary care physician and was told that the 4 day migraine that I was experiencing was simply just a sinus infection and was treated for a sinus infection. I [...]
In March of 2006, I began experiencing more health problems the most 20 years old have to deal with. It began with backaches, numbness to my right side and headaches that would make me vomit and last for up to three days. Doctors really were just treating the symptoms. The first MRI I had done [...]
I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I know, I’m thirty-three years old, nine years into a “career,” but really, I have no idea what the future holds. Of course, to me, the future is only two or three months down the road, not thirty or forty years.
That’s the nature [...]