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December 2011

Upcoming in 2012

By Wade Iwata
Friday, December 30, 2011

With the New Year days away we are busy planning several exciting program events for 2012.  We have our usual suspects which include our Family Camps, Heads Up Conference’s, Kids’ Cruise, Circus, and Holiday parties.  Additionally we are adding some new programming which will include CBTF Walks, a new Family to Family Conference, a Photo-journaling class, and a Career...

EMBRACING CHANGES WITH THE CHALLENGES

By Kayla Giacin
Thursday, December 29, 2011

As 2012 rapidly approaches, I’ve been thinking about what the New Year means to many of us.  We’re all aware of the traditional resolutions in which we resolve to either engage in new behaviors or rid ourselves of old bad habits so that we can better ourselves.

WHAT IS IDEAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE?

By Stacia Wagner
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

With the upcoming new year, many of us are anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court’s ruling on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. I was reading a commentary in a local paper regarding the American Cancer Society’s opinion on the upcoming decisions. ACS states they will be watching carefully to be sure the benchmark plan does not limit cancer treatment benefits.

FINDING MEANING IN THE HOLIDAYS

By Kayla Giacin
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Despite all of the joy and celebration that marks the holiday season, it seems as though with all of the crowded stores and last-minute shopping, party planning and travel, and all else that is involved with holiday “cheer”, many people enter and leave the holiday season feeling tired and stressed.  It’s easy to let all of the good points of this time of year fall to the...

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...

CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS WITH CBTF

By Kayla Giacin
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

As the new kid on the block as an employee of CBTF, I think that this past weekend involving the Teen/YA Holiday party at Dave & Busters and the Family Holiday Party at Beth Israel Medical Center gave me terrific insight into the CBTF community and how everyone who’s a part of it connects.  I had a lot of fun at both events getting to see some friends that I had not seen in a while...

Coping with the Holidays and Family Celebrations while Grieving

By Jessica Elder
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

As a reminder, there is an active "Coping with the Holidays" message board discussion for bereaved families taking place in CBTF's online community, Jenna's Corner. We'd also like to share this article with you, posted on the American Hospice Foundation's website. The article focuses on how the anticipation of such days can sometimes be more challenging...

A PARENT’S PERSPECTIVE TO A SON’S BRAIN TUMOR DIAGNOSIS

By Stacia Wagner
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I’m reading an article in the Long Island Press written by Lori Ames. Lori is the mother of Robert Ames, a young adult who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last October. The article brings to mind several things which we frequently hear from parents and survivors in the young adult community.

Holiday Cheer at CBTF

By Wade Iwata
Friday, December 9, 2011

As the holidays are quickly approaching, CBTF is gearing up to celebrate this weekend at our two annual holiday parties.  First, our teen and young adult suvivor groups will join us at Dave and Busters for a fun filled afternoon of games, food, and merriment.  We have roughly 80 people joining us and it will be a great opportunity to meet new people, hang out with old friends...

THE EBB AND FLOW: STORYTELLING FOR CANCER SURVIVORS-A NEW FILM ABOUT YOUNG ADULT CANCER

By Stacia Wagner
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thank you to Mike and Bonnie Lang for creating such a moving and honest movie that allows young adult cancer survivors to talk about the impact of a young adult cancer diagnosis. The idea for this film came out of their experiences facilitating adventure trips, retreats and conferences with young adult survivors.One of the opening discussions talks about the story people think they have laid out...

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