Having a brain tumor or any type of cancer is certainly a very scary situation. It is overwhelming, even if you simply type it into Google!
It can be better to take a step back and view your current situation from afar. Stacey Kramer presented her situation through TED in 2010. She had been diagnosed with a hemangioblastoma tumor. Dr. Arnold Etame has studied this
Here is Ms. Kramer’s 3-minute presentation, “The Best Gift I Ever Survived”:
Her outlook is very moving; to remain positive despite the challenges that present themselves. Because of her inspirational TED speech, she also wrote a great piece on Huffington Post in 2013, titled “How a Rare Disease Was The Most Unexpected Gift I Received.” She shares that during her volunteer presentations, she sees that people of any age or upbringing have the same overwhelming
Dr.Etame agrees. When responding to a simple question about a tumor, he states, “You should remain spirited and continue to maintain your positive attitude. Your courage and grace in the face of this illness
TED also shares two other positive-based articles on the page, “TEDWeekends asks: Can trauma be a gift?”
Stacey Kramer at TED2010, Session 2, “Discovery,” February 10, 2010, in Long Beach, California. Credit: TED / James Duncan Davidson