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What Teen Survivors Want To Tell You

By Stacia Wagner and Wade Iwata
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Earlier this week we held a teen brain tumor survivor meeting in Washington D.C.  In the group, we talked about a recent blog post on brainline.org that provided tips from a person who had experienced a traumatic brain injury.  We then asked the participants to work together to come up with advice they would give to other people about the everyday experiences they face.  Below are...

CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER TEEN: MY EXPERIENCE AT TEEN HUC

By Kayla Giacin
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

As Teen HUC wrapped up just over a week ago, I realized that I have the unique opportunity to view CBTF’s camps from several different points of view: as CBTF staff, as a mentor and also as a survivor.I’ve been reflecting a lot about my time at Young Adult and Teen HUC and what makes both camps, but especially Teen HUC a very unique experience.

THE IMPORTANCE OF PEER SUPPORT

By Stacia Wagner
Monday, February 18, 2013

 We just returned from family 2 family mentor trainings in California. These trainings are designed to further active listening skills, provide education on coping styles and feelings associated with a brain tumor diagnosis and during life after, increase basic knowledge of treatment and common challenges faced by parents, siblings, and survivors and further build the brain tumor support...

IT'S AN ESCAPE FROM ORDINARY LIFE, WHICH MAKES IT SO AMAZING

By James McCue, Jr.
Friday, December 14, 2012

James McCue captures the experiences of Adam Moran, snowboarder/photographer who was our "on location" go to guy during sessions of our recent photography class. IT'S AN ESCAPE FROM ORDINARY LIFE, WHICH MAKES IT SO AMAZING 

THE PHOTOS MAKE THEIR DIFFERENCE, THE STORIES SHARE THEIR JUSTICE

By James McCue
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

MANHATTAN – One week prior to the spooky, frightful and costume-themed October night of Halloween 2012 edition, Michael Kamber, war correspondent and freelance photojournalist for the New York Times (NYT), arrived at the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) office speaking to its members of the Portrait Project group and continuing a tradition of sharing one’s tortuous path...

THE BIG IDEA OF SELF-EMPOWERMENT AND CREATING YOUR OWN REALITY

By James McCue, Jr.
Monday, October 22, 2012

MANHATTAN - On a rather casual mid-September evening with temperatures topping out at an unseasonable 80 degrees, the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) office routinely prepares for a larger than life guest speaker – television personality and former advertising executive Donny Deutsch; clad in casual clothing, the structure of the night’s discussion is certainly a...

WHY GIVE BACK?: A REFLECTION AFTER THE CBTF CAMPFERENCE

By Kayla Giacin
Friday, October 19, 2012

This past Sunday, on October 14th, the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation held our first ever “Campference” – connecting the medical professional and patient and family worlds that at times can feel very disconnected.  This day offered medical updates, support groups, activities, medical panels, relaxation and so much more.

CBTF Enters Its 25th Year of Service

By Joe Fay
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation began its 25th year of service to children, families and survivors nationwide with a small celebration at its October board meeting.The theme of this year's anniversary, A Bridge to Hope, conveys our belief that the organization helps build with the children, families and survivors we serve a bridge that leads to a more  hopeful place with services...

Four Amazing Days at Happiness is Camping

By Wade Iwata
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This past week, CBTF hosted 12 families for our first official family camp at Happiness is Camping in Hardwick, NJ.  The 4-day camp brought families from across the east coast together to share in fun filled camp activities and discussions focused on specific issues each family member faces. 

WHAT GETS IN MY WAY?

By Stacia Wagner and James McCue
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

WHAT GETS IN MY WAY? Twice a month, a group of survivors gather at the CBTF office to discuss a new life topic. The discussion is done through photography and writing. Unfortunately, I missed last night’s topic of “What Gets In My Way?” I wanted to share the wisdom of one survivor, James McCue.

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