Posts Tagged ‘Brain Tumor’

“My Voice” by Bruce Blount

"My Voice" by Bruce Blount

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. […]

“My Voice” by Arlene Quezada

"My Voice" by Arlene Quezada

“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 […]

“My Voice” by Kelly Ruszala

"My Voice" by Kelly Ruszala

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 […]

Lynn Lane and Danielle Krapinski Have a ‘Conversation’ Today

Lynn Lane and Danielle Krapinski Have a 'Conversation' Today

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 Voice” by Willette Northup

"My Voice" by Willette Northup

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 […]

“My Voice” by Julie Cignarella

"My Voice" by Julie Cignarella

I woke up on the morning of Tuesday, October 14, 2003 like any normal day.  I was out the night before at a local bar watching the Red Sox play the Yankees at Fenway.  I had fallen asleep on the couch, but awoke in the morning for work and didn’t feel right AT ALL.  I […]

“My Voice” by Eric Galvez

"My Voice" by Eric Galvez

Evolution Every survivor has a story.  This is mine.  I worked for two years as a physical therapist before my life changing conversation with my PCP (Primary Care Physician).  Before I get into that let me tell you a little bit about myself.  I’m the consummate underdog.   “You’re too small to play sports.” “Your GPA […]

“My Voice” by Danielle Krapinski

"My Voice" by Danielle Krapinski

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 […]

“My Voice” by Ginny Striewig

"My Voice" by Ginny Striewig

I was diagnosed with an Oligodendroglioma, grade I or II in January of 2006 after surgery to remove 60% of it. The remaining 40% was inoperable so I took Temodar (an oral chemotherapy) from June 2006 to August 2007. Remaining tumor is all but gone. I have had MRI’s every three months and there has […]

“My Voice” by: Jaime Coffaro

“My Voice” by: Jaime Coffaro

For months I was feeling ill all the time.  After many visits to my GP she was convinced that I was either pregnant or depressed.  I suppose that is all that is thought of when a seemingly healthy 26 year old is complaining of extreme fatigue, headaches, nausea, dizziness, and memory issues.  Every specialist gave […]