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In Honor Of

In this dedicated space, join our NBTS community in honoring and remembering the lives of individuals impacted by brain tumors.

Explore the tapestry of photos and heartfelt messages below, as we recognize loved ones affected by this collection of diseases. Whether a patient, care partner, or supporter, individuals displayed on this page represent a cherished member of the brain tumor community.

Alicia, your tenacity & joyful spirit are a testament to the amazing woman you are in spite of many brain tumor surgeries and treatments. I’m so glad the Red Wings introduced us 10 years ago!
– Christy S.
In honor of our daughter, Kelsey Rebecca Kittleson. She was the sun and the moon and now my North Star as I try to make a difference as she always did.
– Rachael K.
Against all odds, my father, Rick Boeke, is a 15 year survivor of a grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma. His unwavering spirit and determination have carved a path of hope for others facing similar diagnoses.
– Natalie S.
Donald S. Backner
She was sunlight in human form, the embodiment of compassion, a fierce protector of the underdog, a best friend to many, and my forever role model. In loving memory of my mom, Margaret Mary Baczek.
– Tori B.
William Small (my father) was diagnosed with a GBM in 2019 and passed away in August of 2020. I pray that one day we will find a cure to this disease, so it stops taking our loved ones.
– Taylor S.
Joan Bassett died of a GBM in 2002, at age 80. She was a loving mother and grandmother, a full time volunteer teacher of adults who could not read, & talented knitter and cook. We miss her dearly.
– Pauline B.
Our daughter, Lisa, a resilient fighter, has battled a brain tumor for almost 30 years with courage, inspiring all who know her. Married to Ken, they’ve raised a wonderful family. We’re blessed and value each day.
– Allan G.
In loving memory of my father, Felipe Rengifo, who was diagnosed with a GBM in 2019 and passed away in August of 2020. He was a caring father and continues to be greatly missed. Te quiero mucho Papi.
– Heather B.
As a kid, I looked up to my older brother. As an adult, Brian became my best friend. He was a Bob Marley loving guy that you just wanted to chill and talk with.
– Lynda L.
In memory of Dr. Michael L. Graybeal (Mike), an amazing 21 1/2 year brain tumor survivor, yet gone too soon—dear husband, friend, dad, son, brother, uncle, scout leader, church & school volunteer.
– Sheila G.
In memory of our beloved Marvin, husband, father, grandfather, who courageously battled glioblastoma for over a year. We miss him and love him madly!
– Francene M.
In loving memory of my son, Rocky “Chance” Anthony, who fought a courageous fight battling glioblastoma for 7 months. 1/6/1986-10/05/2023. You are missed by everyone.
– Rocky A.
In loving memory, of Anna Asher Lester, who fought a courageous 18-month battle with GBM. She was a wonderful daughter, wife and friend and she is missed dearly. We love you, goober girl.
– Renee L.

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