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Teen Who Didn’t Want Chemo….My Thoughts As A Patient Advocate And A Mother.

I was asked to respond to the controversial issue of a Connecticut teen who was refusing treatment for her cancer and I’ve given it a lot of thought, not only as patient advocate but also as a mother. My personal belief, as discussed in the Brittany Maynard case, is that all should have access to the “Death […]

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I Might Have The MOST Rewarding Job Ever!

Last Friday night, this thought was once again confirmed. The Chris Elliott Fund held its “2ndAnnual Patient, Caregiver & Partner Community Open House”.  Our Brain Tumor Patient Support Services & Call Center is open to the public all year long but we desire to make sure that the patients, their families, our community and our […]

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New Clinical Trial!

Happy New Year to each of you!  2015 is starting off with a BANG with a focus on brain cancer patients and new treatment options for rGBM.  I am delighted to finally be able to BLOG about a new clinical trial that is recruiting at the Seton Brain & Spine Institute in Austin, TX and […]

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Death With Dignity?

Dellann just completed a compelling interview with Laura Martin from the award winning British documentary company Love Productions. They are putting together a documentary on “Death With Dignity”. As we all know, this is a very controversial law, accessible in only 3 states so far. Dellann’s viewpoint on this matter? “I personally believe all humans […]

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It’s OK to Feel Sadness & Anger for your loved one that has passed away without receiving advanced brain cancer/tumor treatment, but…….

Please turn your anger and sadness into something good as a way to honor your loved one.  I might be able to help you with that. At the Chris Elliott Fund, we talk “LIVE” all the time as well as via email/social media & online support groups with many caregivers, loved ones and the families […]

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Brain Cancer & Cell Phones?

I don’t know if cell phones cause brain cancer or not but what I do know is this. When my late husband, Christopher Stewart Elliott, was diagnosed with brain cancer, the first thing that went through my mind, after the shock of this diagnosis, was WOW!  My husband has been in the telcom business for […]

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HOPE for Brain Cancer Patients

Do you ever have those really rare “Pinch Me Moments”?  Every once in a while, they DO HAPPEN.  Ever since last Friday AND Saturday the  15th, I have been kind of “skipping” over the last week because  I am just so  “Happy & Hopeful” for brain cancer patients.  Let me tell you why……. Most of […]