Honest, supportive discussions with brain tumor patients and care partners in a virtual support group.
The Brain Tumor Support Conversations are an online support group run by the brain tumor community for the brain tumor community. This group is attended and run by patients and care partners who have had firsthand experience with the challenges and effects of a brain tumor diagnosis.
This support group is a safe space where patients and loved ones can talk about the feelings and emotions that are difficult to discuss with those who have not lived through any stage of the brain tumor experience.
National Brain Tumor Society is proud to provide the infrastructure for peer-to-peer support and close this gap for our community.
Co-founders and volunteer facilitators Adam Hayden and Lisa O’Leary host regular, open and honest online support groups for the brain tumor community to connect with each other on topics that matter to them. Learn more about them:
Adam was diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2016. Adam draws from his formal education in Medical Humanities and Religious Studies (undergraduate) and Philosophy (graduate) to offer a unique perspective on living with brain cancer. Also a husband and dad to young children, Adam knows first-hand the impact a brain cancer diagnosis has on quality of life and family dynamics.
Lisa is a former care partner to her late husband Patrick who passed from glioblastoma. Lisa’s formal and professional experience as a lawyer well-suits her as a knowledgeable and engaged advocate, whose experience navigating the healthcare system as an advocate on behalf of her partner, and her personal journey of recovery after his loss, lends tremendous experience to others.