Monthly Archives: May 2011

Stories of Inspiration: A “Nation” of Love & Support

As we come to an end of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, take a moment to watch this inspiring video about how a community has come together in support of a 14-year-old boy diagnosed with brain tumor disease last year … Continue reading

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Stories of Inspiration: Changed Forever…For the Better

From the moment our daughter Rylee was born, she has filled our hearts with such joy and love!  Never did we think she would later be diagnosed with a genetic disorder that could cause tumors to grow on any nerve … Continue reading

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Stories of Inspiration: Brave Fighter

When Tanner was two he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  He had been having all the symptoms… the problem was, at that time, we did not know the symptoms.  On December 9, 1999 he had a cat scan to … Continue reading

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Stories of Inspiration: Life Changing Moments

This isn’t always an easy thing for me to talk about; I know it is hard for every parent. As each of us have had our hearts break and worlds stop at one point or another. My Brayden was born … Continue reading

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Stories of Inspiration: Mountain Climbing

On December 7, 2005 “brain tumor” was what I heard and that changed our lives forever. What sticks in my mind is the sobbing of his grandmother as I just started praying.   I spent eight months watching my son go … Continue reading

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Stories of Inspiration: You’ve Just Got to Live Your Life

It was in the fall of 2004 that BTFC first featured then 24-year-old Gina Tomlinson, and her passion for horseback riding, in the Foundation’s newsletter, the Butterfly Bulletin (read the original article here).  We thought it would be fun to … Continue reading

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Stories of Inspiration: Winning the Fight with Grace & Elegance

I want to introduce you to my family.  My name is Penny and I have three wonderful kids.  Nikki is now 15, Jared 12 and little William who is 7.  Our lives changed almost exactly 5 years ago.  I was … Continue reading

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