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MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH, HAPPY NEW YEAR, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

By Tom Ha
Saturday, December 17, 2011

I had a lot of problems making friends after my surgery.  I was able to make somefriends during my school years but, after graduation I was forgotten.  There was no doubt about it I knew it was because, I am not able to do a lot of things that they can do and, me being physically handicapped.   I was introduced to Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation in 2009, they had brought me to exciting places like Camp-Mak-A-Dream in Montana and, lots of other places I never even heard of in NYC.  CMAD and CBTF has helped me build up more confidence and overcome my fears such as heights and speaking in front of hundreds of people.  I then also became involved with the Young Professional Group and, I know how important it is to have someone to support and help others when they do have a disability.  I now always volunteer for the YPGCBTF events whenever I can.  I have met really nice, caring, loving and, nonjudgmental people where I can actually call my real friends and family.  I was able to speak at their annual Gala with my good friend Morgan Sobel Gala-speeches to tell my story and, let out feelings that I having been holding inside all this time and, believe me it felt good!  In October of 2011, I got to be a part of CBTF.  In the beginning I had felt very sad, frustrated and lonely, and then CBTF was there to pick up all the pieces. I am so happy to be where I am now; there is nothing I will not do for my CBTF family.  I love my CBTF family!  They have turned my whole life around once again.  CBTF has filled a huge part of my Christmas list!  What do you wishfor this year?

     

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