Inaugural Tumor Takedown Tailgate to Benefit National Brain Tumor Society

Please join me and Whitney at restaurant Revery, 299 W Main St, Greenwood, IN, on April 22, 2018, 3:00pm-7:00pm for a tailgate to raise funds for National Brain Tumor Society! We are joined by Lauren Casey, WRTV6, J. Elliott, Mashcraft Brewing Company, Central State Brewing, RNDC, an Eli Creek Family Farms hog roast and American …

A Conversation with Neuroscientist and Author, Barbara Lipska, PhD

[Note: An edited version of this post first appeared on blog.braintumor.org] Introduction Barbara Lipska, PhD, director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and author of the recently published memoir, The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery, notes her fantastic medical team, devoted …

What We Gain Through Shared Language

And he's on the table and gone to code/ And I do not think that anyone knows/ What they're doing here" -"Jumper," Third Eye Blind   My mom delivered me in a hospital with no staff anesthesiologist, and her care was provided by a general practitioner, not an OB. The story goes that when the doctor asked …

The Benefit of Death Talk

I addressed a large audience of 250 friends, family, and community members in a public “talk,” several months following my diagnosis of glioblastoma—a grade IV malignant brain tumor. I rehearsed my thoughts, writing posts for my personal blog, Glioblastology, beginning in October 2016, four months following my hospital discharge, after brain surgery and intensive rehabilitation …