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Talk the TalkSharing HopeAmerican Brain Tumor Association Dear Friends, Walk the Walk

In January 2006, my husband and I received the shocking news that our 10 year old son Jeffrey had a brain tumor. We never expected that our child, who had seemed perfectly healthy his whole life, would ever face such a challenge.

It started when Jeffrey had flu-like symptoms, including fatigue, headache, upset stomach and vomiting. Our pediatrician in Connecticut ran multiple tests, and we learned that there was fluid on Jeffrey's brain—a condition called "morbid hydrocephalus." At that moment, our whole world just seemed to fall apart.

Surgery revealed that Jeffrey had a tumor and it was blocking drainage of fluid from the brain. After several surgeries and a number of complications, Jeffrey is now on tract and doing well. Jeffrey completed an aggressive schedule of physical, occupational and speech therapy sessions. He's regained his strength and weight, and is back in school.

Although residual tumor remains, we now have a much more optimistic outlook about our son's future. This is a new journey for us in the years ahead, and with research, faith, and support from others—we remain confident that we can handle what comes our way.

Please join us on Saturday, June 26th for this important fundraising walk, Sharing Hope, at the UConn Storrs campus.

Our family and others…. deeply need your support. All proceeds will benefit the research programs of the American Brain Tumor Association.

Thank You and God Bless,

Mary and Bob Place

To raise money for
Brain Tumor Research.

Saturday, May 30, 2015
UConn Alumni Center
on the campus at Storrs

All proceeds will benefit research programs of the American Brain Tumor Association.

  • Registration:
    10:00 am
  • Walk Across Campus:
    11:00 am
    (A Family Fun Walk)

Music and refreshments at the Alumni
Center following the walk.


The American Brain Tumor Association is a not-for-profit, independent organization. Not affiliated with any one institution,
we serve individuals globally and award funds to researchers throughout the United States and Canada.

Founded in 1973 out of a desperate need, the American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families.


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