This blogger’s daughter, Gracie, was diagnosed with a high-grade malignant glioblastoma through and around her brain stem. She has since completed radiation therapy, and her energy levels are almost back to normal.
Anna was 23 years old when she was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour in early 2015. She blogged about her life and her cancer for nearly 2 years, until she passed away in September of 2016. Her sister has updated her blog with quite a few posts since then. This blog offers insight into life as a terminal brain cancer patient as well as life after losing a loved one to cancer.
Katie was 32 when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour in November 2015, and was told that she had a high chance of dying before the age of 40. She has since undergone 2 brain surgeries and survived. The aim of her blog is to raise awareness of a condition which is affecting more and more people every year, to show a real-life story behind a statistic, and to provide her with a cathartic outlet.
Sarah was diagnosed with a brain tumour in February of 2019. She named it Bambi. She had surgery to remove it in March 2019. Thankfully, her sense of humour remained intact. She uses this blog to document her life with brain cancer, surgery, treatment, and everything in between.
In November 2012, blogger C.W. Barr’s wife Melissa was diagnosed with a brain tumor… grade three brain cancer. He started blogging the day they found out. Melissa is now cancer-free. He uses this blog as an outlet to talk about life, cancer, family, and whatever else is on his mind.
Ben is 23 years old student from Cornwall, England who studies in Cardiff, Wales. This blog is his journal about his glioma treatments and logging all his thoughts and updates for anyone who wants to follow along the ride.
Jill’s boyfriend had the seizure that has led to his diagnosis with a brain tumour in May 2012. Jill has started this blog for her own therapy and sanity, it might be helpful to write stuff down.
Chad went to Hong Kong to see his very good friend. When he got to Hong Kong, the headache wasn’t going away, and it actually started to get a little worse. He was diagnosed with glioblastoma in April 2012 in Hong Kong at age of 36. Chad took his cancer diagnosis in stride, and remained very positive until the end. He passed away in December of 2017, but in his final post he wrote: “Even if I’m dead, if you’re seeing this, I had a happy ending.”
Every day 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s blog, Courage and Hope, is a place for brain tumour survivors, caregivers, family and supporters to share the brain tumour journey.
In June 2015, Beth’s life was transformed by a diagnosis of Glioblastoma Multiform, a malignant brain tumor. She has tackled it with great medical care, incredible support from friends and family, and far more than her fair share of desserts. She passed away in June of 2018.
This blogger’s 9-year-old son Darshan was diagnosed with brain cancer in April 2017. He underwent several brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and proton beam therapy. Darshan is now cancer-free, and their family is recovering. The author of this blog is now the mother of an 11-year-old cancer survivor.
Talia decided to start a blog since she was incapable of telling friends and family how she felt, so this was a way for her to get things off her chest without feeling like she was burdening anyone. Her mother was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and Talia documented her journey coping with her mother’s disease and eventual death.
Debbie was diagnosed with a Stage 4 glioblastoma in Summer of 2017. Her tumours have shrunk thanks to chemo, and she continues to blog about her life with a brain tumour.
Lesly lives in New Zealand, and was diagnosed with Brain Cancer in March 2009. She writes this blog about living with two meningiomas. It has been over 10 years since her diagnosis, and her tumours are stable as of her last MRI.
In July 2012, Alix was a healthy, mid-thirty, active and busy executive and stepmom. In August 2012, she was diagnosed with brain cancer. She underwent a craniotomy and follow-up treatment, and she is now cancer-free.
Jennifer is a wife and mother to 3 kids (and 3 dogs). She was diagnosed in 2008 with an Infiltrating Grade II Astrocytoma that was removed from her right temporal lobe; she had a recurrence in August 2018 and a second craniotomy in September 2018. This blog is a way for others to share her journey, highs and lows and general life chaos. “This is a chapter, not the entire story. My cancer is not who I am and not what my life is about, it is simply a chapter in the book that is my life…there are better things to come.”
Henrietta Fish – Recovering from brain surgery. And some other stuff too.
In October 2012, Jennie was diagnosed with a brain tumour following some pretty horrendous migraines and the loss of control in her right arm and leg. The blog started as an ongoing collection of thoughts that occurred to her during the process of preparing for and recovering from surgery.
Jessica Morris – Kicking TEF’s Ass
Jessica is a wife and mother of three. She was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor after having an unexpected seizure in January 2016. She has been blogging every since, sharing the updates, insights, ideas, frustrations and cocktail of emotions experienced as a result of this diagnosis. She wants to channel her energy, frustrations and ideas into ways to accelerate progress against brain cancer.
This blog is all about how John used humour to stay sane while dealing with the insanity of a brain tumour. The purpose of his blog was to help other people cope with serious health issues/brain tumours/cancer, and give hope to anybody wading through the muck of rehabilitation.
Life of the (Devouring) Mind – A Blog About Living With Brain Cancer
Chris began noticing a series of symptoms around March 2010 – first weakness in his legs, then prisms appearing in his peripheral vision, extreme light sensitivity, then double vision which eventually gave way to a splitting headache. He was diagnosed with a grade ll diffuse astrocytoma.
In July 2008, Liz was diagnosed with a grade ll astrocytoma brain cancer when she was 29 years old. She is the California Lead Advocate for the National Brain Tumor Society. She has now had a brain tumour for one quarter of her life – she is the same person as she was before, but she is completely changed.
Natasha was a bright and brilliant 12-year old girl who from Alberta with a gift for connecting with people. She was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPG), a highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumour, in May 2015. She bravely blogged about her experience for 15 months, until she passed away in August of 2016.
In August 2012, Rachel was diagnosed with brain-stem cancer, a very rare type of brain cancer. She blogged about her experience until the cancer eventually took her life in 2015, when she was only 20 years old. Her sister wrote a memorial post for the blog shortly after, showcasing all the ups and downs of having a loved one with brain cancer.
Eric Galvez found out that he had a brain tumour in 2005. He is a physical therapist, who has now became a patient. He has published two books and started an organization and a business.
In April 2010 at age 29, Jessica Oldwyn was diagnosed with a tennis ball sized brain tumour. Within several days she underwent a partially awake craniotomy, with a second emergency brain surgery to follow. Unfortunately, after the resection, a new tumour began to grow. In October 2012, she had another tumour resection. Starting Jan 2013, she began a five-year course of cell therapy. This is her life, fighting a brain tumor.
Kate’s daughter, Lucy was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer on February 23, 2011. Five-year-old Lucy had a total of 3 tumours in her brain, one in her spinal column and a sugar-dusting of tiny tumours up and down her spine. They are so thankful for how far Lucy has come. Lucy is now in remission and has started school.