Gratitude

On November 5th, 2014, I left Indonesia for what was supposed to be a 3-week Thanksgiving vacation. As most of you know, this vacation turned into a rollercoaster of treatments and recovery for my recurrent brain tumor. Now, two years later, I write this on November 5th, 2016 during my first night in Sukadana, Kalimantan …

Who I ride for…Please Support the 2016 Boston Brain Tumor Ride

Over 300 stories. 300 unique experiences. Patients, survivors, family, friends...everyone in some way had a connection to the devastation caused by brain tumors. To sit in a room with these 300 people was humbling because they represented a web of countless others whose lives have been impacted by a brain tumor. Last week, I was in …

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 …

The Wacky Haircut for Brain Tumor Research…Thank you for Donating!!!

You Donated...And I got a pretty wacky haircut because of it! In just one week, we raised $2,014.36 towards brain tumor research (...and a wacky haircut)!!! Here's the new hairdo: A BIG thank you to "Eddie" Eduardo Tramontozzi for offering your wonderful artistic talent and time to the most stylish monk-cut I have ever seen!  …

The boy in the waiting room…why we need to support pediatric brain tumor research!

I am finally at the half-way point of my proton treatment, and besides some fatigue and hair-loss, I've been feeling pretty well.  Every day I have a similar treatment routine:  I take the T to Mass General (...usually while listening to a Spotify playlist made by my brother), take the elevators down to the Burr Proton …

11 Years Later…What’s Changed…What Hasn’t? Please support Brain Tumor Research!

Please support the National Brain Tumor Society's Boston Brain Tumor Ride by donating to Team Jeremy Yesterday, 11 years ago, I stared up at the lights of the operating room at Mass General Hospital, counting down with the anesthesiologist as I was about to undergo brain surgery that would change the course of my life.  Most …

‘Serendipity’…a story of friendship and support

My best friend from Indonesia, Tya, wanted to learn how to use an animation program.  She chose to make her first video about our serendipitous friendship, as well as raise awareness about the National Brain Tumor Society's Boston Brain Tumor Ride.  Tya is helping organize a group of virtual riders who will participate in the ride …