This I Believe

BRADLEY - Orange, Massachusetts
Entered on October 12, 2007
Age Group: 30 - 50
Themes: illness

I believe in brain tumors!!! Why would I say this? Well, I had my brain tumor, at 13 years of age. It was the remians of my un-devloped twin and it completely changed my “Exisence”. I am now comingup on the 27th anniversary of being diagnosed. It is on the same day I turn 40. Yep, I was diagnosed on my 13th birthday!!!

I have had 14 operations, over 17 years. I even got to spend 6 months, in 4 comas, at one point. I am now living with the reality of being in a post-coma body, where I can’t be a sstprng as I want to be and I can move as fast as I would like to do.

I am now trying to be an advocate for people, who have been through, or are going through life-altering illnesses. Also, I want to help people, who are homless, because I have been there, too. And this got me to see that there about 400,000, out of the 4 million homeless, in America, who are living with some type lof debilitating condition, in addition to being on the streets.