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Surviving Childhood Cancer: Lennox’s Story – how a Gainesville, 4-year-old, beat an aggressive tumor

Published: Jul 9th, 2019

June 26, 2017, was the worst day of Gary and Carly Allen’s lives. It was the day their child, 2 1/2-year-old Lennox Allen, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor.

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Brain Tumor Education Day – May 2019

Published: May 15th, 2019

UF Health Brain Tumor Education Day is open to all who are impacted by a brain tumor disease throughout the State of Florida and southeastern US. Held on the University […]

Family faces two brain tumor diagnoses in four months

Published: May 15th, 2019

Just four months after Orlando Sentinel editor Beth Kassab’s husband, Grady, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, she received a brain tumor diagnosis of her own.

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Our Stories: Cristina Matos

Published: Oct 18th, 2017

Out of the 20,000 genes a person has, Cristina Matos lucked out with a genetic mutation that would save her life. In August 2014, Cristina Matos was diagnosed with a […]

Our Stories: William Friedman

Published: Jun 3rd, 2016

“I thought I knew all about brain tumors, but to see it first-hand, it gave me a completely fresh view.”