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February 2012

AN INSPIRATIONAL VISIT FROM HADLEY!

By CBTF Staff
Friday, February 24, 2012

On Tuesday, the CBTF staff had the pleasure of meeting 9 year old Hadley and her father Tim McLean.  In April of 2011 Hadley began complaining of headaches and nausea.  Her parents instinctively knew something wasn’t right and demanded an MRI.  She was then diagnosed with a medulloblastoma.  The closest children’s hospital is Dana Farber in Boston, which is about...

WHAT HELPS SIBLINGS COPE

By Stacia Wagner
Thursday, February 23, 2012

 

NEW ADVENTURES IN TEEN PHOTOGRAPHY

By Kayla Giacin
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CBTF’s teen survivors seem to be taking New York City by storm as we continue our adventures with our new teen photography class, led by professional photographer Annie Levy and her assistant, Paul White.  The class has been meeting since the beginning of January and with only two months in; we already have a few adventures under our belt!

Dating As a Brain Tumor Thriver

By Catherine Blotner
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dating can be awkward for anyone. On top of the typical worries that most teenagers have when it comes to dating like wondering what to wear, or simply what to talk about when on a date, tumor/cancer patients have an extra layer of questions to think about. For many patients and survivors this layer includes figuring out how to hide ports underneath clothing, cover up scars, take pills when no...

AN ABNORMAL LIFE

By Stacia Wagner
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

“An Abnormal Life” is the title of a teen survivor’s high school American Literature paper. He has been part of many of our discussions about disclosure (what you share and what you don’t share related to having a brain tumor). We talk about the fact some people will make assumptions about you based on your appearance including physical changes like poor balance. If it...

USING THE "R" WORD: WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN?

By Kayla Giacin
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?"-Henry David ThoreauI’m willing to bet that most parents would be upset if their child came home from school one day and used the “f” word.  I’m sure the same would go for any of the other of the many swears that are commonly used in society.

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