A Year Post-Diagnosis: Reflecting on privilege, equity, and our common humanity

This week I finished my last round of chemotherapy for a recurrent, inoperable brain tumor.  It has been exactly a year since my doctor told me my cancer is back.  I have been trying to reflect on this past year, searching for the right words to encapsulate my experience.  What I keep coming back to …

From Pediatric to Young Adult Patient: The Importance of Advocating for Yourself

The following is a blog post I wrote for Dana Farber's blog, Insight, about the transition from pediatric to adult cancer care.  Thank you to Dana Farber for letting me share my thoughts with others. http://blog.dana-farber.org/insight/2015/09/from-pediatric-to-young-adult-patient-the-importance-of-advocating-for-yourself/ This weekend I will be participating in The Jimmy Fund Walk as part of the Dana Farber Young Adult …

An Amazing Day at Fenway: Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon

It was a day I will never forget!  Yesterday, I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the Jimmy Fund's Radio-Telethon at Fenway to help raise money to strike out cancer at Dana Farber as well as raise awareness for the importance of supportive care services like Dana Farber's Young Adult Program.  Over the two days, the …

Moving forward during treatment: the difficulties of finding an appropriate balance

The following post may seem rather all over the place since it was written while all of these thoughts were swirling around my head. I contemplated rewriting a more refined summary of what you’ll read below, but ultimately I decided that posting the raw version reveals more about what going through this experience is actually …

The Boston Brain Tumor Ride is finally here: Help us reach our goal!

The weekend we've all been waiting for is finally here!  This Sunday is the Boston Brain Tumor Ride! We are so close to our goal of $30,000 that will help spark new research for the National Brain Tumor Society's Oligodendroglioma Research Fund and Pediatric Initiatives. Please help us reach our goal by following this link …