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BY Karen Vollmering

When Ben Gadot’s brain tumor symptoms began in 2013, he was just 3 months old. The first sign was a visual change in his eyes.  

“It was as if he was always looking down,” says Cecilia Gadot, Ben’s mom. “We could see mostly just the white part of his eyes.”

ER trip reveals childhood brain tumor

When Cecilia and her husband, Raphael, took Ben to their pediatrician, they were referred to an ophthalmologist...

Pediatric brain tumor survivor Ben Gadot gives a thumbs up while standing in front of child life specialist Leon Benavides at MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center.

BY Sandy Goss

I always thought my husband would be the last one to receive a cancer diagnosis.  

Bill had always been very athletic and proactive...

BY Karen Vollmering

When retired Major League Baseball player and Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez was diagnosed with cancer, he knew exactly what...

BY Jenny Brown

When my 11-year-old daughter, Averi, fell at school, we didn’t think anything of it. But when the bruise didn’t go away after several weeks, we got it checked out. Her pediatrician said it looked like a bunch of blood vessels because the bruise was right above the muscle. But she wanted to biopsy it to be sure.

On June 17, 2021, Averi’s doctors performed a needle biopsy and removed a mass on her hip half the size of a tennis ball...

Averi Brown standing in front of a white wall wearing a pink sweatshirt with the words "braveri" on it.

BY Jerry Iacono

My personal goal has always been to run the New York City Marathon. As New York residents, my family and I have volunteered at the event for...

BY Gina Van Thomme

John Davis is one of the many regular gym-goers who was forced to reimagine his workout routine at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.&nbsp...

BY Karen Vollmering

Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children and adolescents. This type of sarcoma grows in the muscles attached to...

BY Ronda Wendler

Arik Mayer had just graduated from high school and was eagerly anticipating his new life as a college student. But during his first year at...

BY Karen Vollmering

Growing up with a family history of cancer, Jonathan Ting knew the importance of regular checkups. If anything were to happen, he wanted to...

BY Chris Massanova

I ran my first triathlon in the summer of 2015. Even with the 100-degree Texas heat, I fell in love with the sport. I started training several...