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Participant Stories

The stories of our community, event participants, and team captains illustrate the strength, hope, and perseverance of brain tumor patients and survivors across the nation. Share your story today, and inspire hope and provide encouragement to others.

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TEAM DERREN!

Lucinda, 36
Waxhaw, NC
Derren John Supernavage, 35, of Waxhaw, North Carolina passed away peacefully at Levine Dickson...
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Stand with me, stand together

Alyssa, 21
Patchogue , NY

I am uniting with others to make a difference in the fight against brain tumors. I am passiona...

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My Hero

Donna , 45
Longwood , FL

My brother was a dedicated Biology teacher at a high school near Denver, CO. With a zest for...

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Karen's Story

Karen

I was diagnosed in 2005 with a primary atypical meningioma brain tumor. I have had two craniot...

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Do Not Stop Living

Erin

In 2003, I began to have vertigo when I would do sit-ups or roll over in bed. I visited a...

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Blessed

Kelly, 40
Orange, CA
This is the story I told at my first NBTS walk, in 2005, which was 2 years after my diagnosis and...
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BethAnn's Story

BethAnn

I have always been a competitive person and fought to be the best I can be in everything I...

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Allison's Story

Allison

Above all, my family is most important to me. My partner, Angel, and my three boys have been...

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A Young Caregiver's Story

Katie, 27
Newport Beach, CA

About 7 years ago my mom was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 50. She was a zero-hand...

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17 Year Survivor

Megan, 44
Lake Oswego, OR

It’s not often that you can say, “I am grateful for my migraines!” But if...