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Meant to Live – Zachary William’s Story of Thriving Past Survival

Zachary William (off-stage, he’s Zachary Zortman) was a local artist and musician who had begun to focus on family and a career when the sudden diagnosis of anaplastic astrocytoma pulled his life into sudden, sharp focus, and rededication to music and art. We interviewed him about the writing of his song, “Meant to Live,” which […]

this is… not the end. A brain tumor documentary concludes, celebrating life

“Life is fragile,” Jennifer Keenan Giliberto said. The Georgia photographer’s work shows the complex fragility and strength of the human spirit. She’s also a brain tumor survivor. In May of 2015, I covered her largest project to date, this is … documentary. The photographic documentary followed the lives of a married couple, Josh and Jenna, […]

A Night of Unity – National Brain Tumor Society’s 2016 Gray Gala

From across the country, individuals impacted by brain tumors came together at Boston, Massachusetts’ Seaport World Trade Center to honor the remarkable achievements of brain tumor advocates, researchers, and volunteers, and to affirm our commitment to the mission that the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) shares with this community to find new treatments and an […]

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