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  • 11 families across America will learn that their child has a brain or spinal cord tumor
  • A mother will grieve that her instincts about her child’s health were right.
  • A father will allow himself to cry, but only alone in the shower.
  • 3 families across America will mourn the loss of their child to a brain or spinal cord tumor
  • Friends, family and community will try to make sense of an untimely death and the unfulfilled promise of a life.
  • 6 families across America will transition to survivorship.
  • A mother will be too exhausted from providing constant care to her child to simply write checks to pay bills.
  • A father will again adapt his day, family and life to a new definition of normal, unlike any he had previously envisioned.
  • A survivor on the brink of adulthood will wonder if he’ll ever date, marry or have a family.

Today, Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation will be there with insight, support, respite and hope.

Today, we invite you to join us!

Your donation today would not just help us further programs and supports for brain tumor survivors, it will also offer invaluable research, help and hope to thousands of people whose lives are touched by those affected with brain and spinal cord tumors.

Your Dollars at Work:

$35 prints 10 Resource Guides – a critical tool for parents of newly diagnosed children

$100 underwrites one online Teen Talk for survivors of brain tumors. Sometimes the only person who understands you is someone who has been down the same road. Teen Talk connects teens no matter where they are to share accomplishments and challenges.

$350 provides support for parent and survivors monthly support meetings in New York, Washington, DC or Minneapolis. Parents and survivors provide support to each other whether they are in treatment or long after. Here they can talk about life during and after a brain tumor with people who understand. Topics include school challenges, emotional effects, and peer relationships

$1000 will provide two quarterly support groups in NYC and activities such for the often forgotten member of the family- siblings. Providing siblings with an opportunity to bond with other siblings who have gone through similar situations.

$1200 sends a father and his child to the Just Us Retreat, the only father-survivor weekend retreat in the country for bonding and community building.

$2,500 covers a day of much needed respite for mother of brain tumor survivors. Through the creation of a Mom's Day Out Program, mothers who often do not have time to care for themselves, can escape and participate in self-care activities such as yoga, spa treatments and conversation with other moms.

$5,000 is a critical gift toward our research for causes and prevention of brain and spinal cord tumors

$30,000 sends 40 teen brain tumor survivors from across the country to a six day Heads Up Conference in Gold Creek, MT.


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