A Word from Our Webmaster
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About the Logo
In designing the logo for TumorFree.com, I wanted to convey a sense of
exuberant victory, symbolized by the arms over the head in a winning gesture.
The star above the figure represents the idea that "There's no more tumor
in my head" but also the sense of a higher spiritual connection, which
plays an important role in everyone's healing journey.
Our logo represents our intention to help you on your journey to becoming
I Knew Mike, too
I first "met" Kathy and Mike in spring of 1999 through the BRAINTMR
e-mail list. I was also online to search for treatments for my husband,
Scott, who was diagnosed with a gemistocytic astrocytoma in his left parietal
lobe in November 1998. Our neuro-oncologist in Colorado had offered Scott the chance for
high-dose chemotherapy and a stem-cell rescue, and I was hoping to find others
on the BRAINTMR list who had undergone this aggressive treatment. Kathy
was one of the five people who answered my e-mail inquiry and told us how Mike
had endured not only one but two stem-cell rescues (see Mike's
complete story). (The number of consecutive procedures was determined by the clinical
trial.) At the time she wrote to us, Mike was just home from his second
procedure. It was Mike's brave example to endure the procedure twice that
gave Scott the courage to do it once. Scott underwent his high-dose chemo and stem cell rescue in July
1999. Amazingly, his MRIs have been clean ever since and today, Scott is in
remission from his brain tumor. Read
Scott's survivor story.
Since the summer of 1999, we've kept in touch with Kathy and were heartbroken
when we learned that Mike had lost his battle.
It is indeed an honor to be part of this new website, TumorFree.com,
because I, too, am committed to helping other brain tumor patients and their