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Standing together makes the difference – Head to the Hill

2017 has been a time of unprecedented change in DC. While the debate about healthcare has remained top of mind, there have been questions we have fielded regarding proposed cuts to research funding and the future of such crucial legislation as the Childhood Cancer STAR Act. While we continue to work tirelessly to fund brain […]

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, […]

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