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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.

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