Author Archives: The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children

About The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children

Founded in 1983, BTFC was the first nonprofit in the U.S. to focus on brain cancer in children. Our mission is to support patients and their families.

Truly Inspiring: A Letter to Sophia

Dear Sophia, Knock-Knock. Who’s There? Chair. Chair Who? Aren’t you glad I didn’t say banana again?? Remember how you loved to tell knock-knock jokes? You would look around the room, trying to quickly figure out something to say for who … Continue reading

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Truly Inspiring: Nathan’s Story

Nathan was diagnosed in February 2010 with a desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma, just five months after his father, Mike, had been diagnosed with bladder cancer.  After a few months in Nashville, at Vanderbilt, Mike and I moved Nathan’s care to Duke … Continue reading

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Truly Inspiring: Taylor’s Story

In 2007, Taylor’s life was changed by the diagnosis of an inoperable tumor in her brain stem – glioblastoma.  Eight years old at the time, we had no idea what her future would hold.   She is no longer able to … Continue reading

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Truly Inspiring: Sarah’s Story

It was a wonderful time in our lives.  My husband Kevin had returned home from a year in Iraq and was about to be promoted.  My sons – Chase and Wesley – were doing great and Sarah, our daughter, was … Continue reading

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Truly Inspiring: Satira’s Story

When I sit and think over my life, I stop and say, “It’s been a long, long journey and I’m still here.”               Life has been great to me and all thanks goes to the power of God.  I started my … Continue reading

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Truly Inspiring: Kelby’s Story

My name is Kelby.  At the age of six, in 1979, my body was struck by cancer.  I was diagnosed with medulloblastoma – a brain cancer.  I was given a 2% chance to live.  Doctors said if I lived through … Continue reading

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Truly Inspiring: Savannah’s Story

Savannah was diagnosed with brain cancer on August 14, 2006, but that is not where her story begins. In March 2005 she was diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus (DI); a disorder caused by the brain not sending signals to the pituitary … Continue reading

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