Monthly Archives: September 2010

Cherokee Tribune Celebrates Childhood Cancer Month

BTFC was grateful that the Cherokee Tribune recently published an article on children with cancer, two of whom had brain tumors.  Jay Tucker, was 16 years old when he was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma.  During the next two years he underwent … Continue reading

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Athens Newspaper Focuses on Lauren O’Prey

Fifth grade teacher Lauren O’Prey was recently the subject of a fabulous story in the Athens Banner Herald.  She has had three brain tumors removed and doctors are currently watching two others.  She is an active supporter of BTFC and … Continue reading

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BTFC Mourns Trisha Rushing Duguay’s Passing

Just four months after her wedding day, 27 year old Trisha Rushing Duguay passed away Friday morning.  Her tragic story “From Bride to Angel” touched thousands of people.  The headaches which she attributed to pre-wedding jitters were sadly caused by a … Continue reading

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SkaterAid To Rock Decatur This Weekend

Friends and family are celebrating the life of Ian Wochatz, a Decatur teen and avid skateboarder who died of brain cancer at age 15 on July 4, 2005.  SkaterAid is an event including lots of skateboarding, entertainment by local bands, … Continue reading

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Katie Baughman Joins BTFC

Katie Baughman, our new office manager, is a native of Atlanta. She attended Centre College and Georgia State University where she recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology.  She played volleyball at Centre College and is a huge … Continue reading

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Welcome to My Crazy

This is a guest post written by Natalie Willis, mother of Mandy Willis.   Ten-year-old Mandy has been treated for an optic glioma, secondary to neurofibromatosis Type 1.  Her mother has written about her fears and provides the chilling perspective from … Continue reading

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A Determined Mother Wins Trip to Get Son Surgery

A great story about one of our BTFC families! Eleven year old Matthew LaRocca is fighting a ganglioglioma and needed to travel from his home in Nashville to Duke University for medical care.  His parents were torn as to which … Continue reading

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