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Guest Blog: How to Talk to Your Kids About Cancer

As a father with an aggressive brain cancer, I’ve opted against elaborate metaphors and in favor of candid speech when talking about cancer with my children. In May 2016, I underwent an awake craniotomy to remove a large primary tumor from my brain. Two weeks later, my neuro-oncologist shared my diagnosis: I had an aggressive […]

#WhyNotDevin: Turning Pain into Hope for Families

Christine Suau shares the story of her son, Devin, and the nine months her family spent treating his brain tumor. She talks about the rallying of a country to the cause of curing DIPG with the #whynotdevin social media campaign, the cost of care, and doing more for brain tumor research and families facing this […]

I’m Possible: A Pediatric Brain Tumor Patient and Hero

Our family was no stranger to cancer. My mother fought with it, five times throughout her life, before it finally took her from us. It still makes my stomach do flips. My father-in-law is constantly battling the skin cancer that loves to attack fair-skinned redheads. Yet, to have our son diagnosed with a brain tumor […]

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