I spoke at an event for Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research on Monday night here on campus. It impresses me that the group is entirely run by high school and college students. Although the turnout was quite small, I was still able to communicate what I think the needs of the brain tumor community are to college students without that medical experience.
As it turned out, there was a fellow brain tumor survivor in the audience! He is a freshman here as well, and we even live in the same building. From what I remember about the brief conversation that we had, his tumor was in his right temporal lobe, and he is also interested in patient and research based advocacy. I am looking forward to hearing more about his story when we have lunch together next week.