About Adam

Adam Hayden (he/him). Photo by Adam Ramsey

Adam Hayden, MA is a writer, speaker, and organizer, engaging philosophy, illness, and healthcare. Adam was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2016 while completing his grad requirements for a master’s degree in Philosophy.

After his diagnosis, Adam dove head (brain?) first into patient advocacy with the brain tumor community. He serves on the Board of Directors with National Brain Tumor Society, he serves the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program, under the federal Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, he is an ePatient scholar with the Stanford University’s Medicine X community, he’s served on the grant-funded Brain Cancer Quality of Life Collaborative, Adam was a speaker at the 2019 End Well Symposium, he co-facilitates a monthly virtual support group for the brain tumor community, and he publishes often, discussing everything from ableism, to talking to kids about cancer, to long-term cancer survivorship, and he is a syndicated blogger with Cancer Health. Adam also publishes in Academic presses, including Science, Philosophy in Review, and The Polyphony.

Most of the time you can catch Adam striking the keys of his laptop while he and spouse’s three kids are in elementary school or blaring Bay Area punk rock while he cleans the dishes after dinner.

Go discover his spouse’s blog, Faith, Hope, and Wine.

Adam, his spouse, Whitney, and their three young kids live in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. You can follow Adam and Whitney’s social media content related to their cancer journey by following the hashtag #AandWTumorTakedown

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