Skip to content
BACK to Stories

Chris’s Story

Published on August 12, 2014 in Share Your Story

Chris’s Story


I am not my brain tumor. It is not what defines me as a person. It has become a big part of my life, but I strive to incorporate it into the whole story of who I am as a chaplain, songwriter, and family man. Brain tumors have been a part of my life for the past 10 years. Although it has been difficult and painful at times, it has led me to a very special community of people fighting against and surviving brain tumors.

To me, Get Your Head In The Game® is a reminder about how destructive brain tumors are. Awareness is one thing, but the next step is getting involved. Get Your Head In The Game® isn’t just a slogan; it is a call-to-action!

I wasn’t given a choice of whether or not to get a brain tumor, but I have a choice of how I can deal with it. Through the support of my family, friends, my medical team, and groups like the National Brain Tumor Society, I have not had to fight this alone. My goal is to pass on what I’ve been through, and I hope that by sharing my story, I can provide optimism and encouragement to another person or family struggling with their own diagnosis.

Opinions expressed within this story belong solely to the author and do not reflect the views or opinions of the National Brain Tumor Society.

Stay Informed & Connected