My Autistic Brain Tumor Survivor

Childhood Brain Cancer Survivors

A Basic Anatomy of the Brain

Anatomy of the Brain

Brain tumors can be found in various parts of the brain. Bethany’s was in her cerebellum. After her brain surgery, she experienced drastic behavior changes. In order to better understand the behavior and personality changes I was noticing, I began researching the brain…
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Conversations with an Autistic Brain Tumor Survivor


Dad came home from work one night and asked Bethany what she had done that day. Her answer?  “A really big poop.  Big like my big Jesus”! I added to the conversation by informing Dad that she had also worked…
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5 Things NOT to Say to the Mother of a Child With a Life Threatening Illness!

*Please note: A version of this post was originally published on October 7, 2014. Ever since Bethany was diagnosed with a very large brain tumor I’ve been the recipient of much unwanted “medical” and spiritual advice. Bethany has been cancer free…
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What It’s Like to Homeschool My Special Needs Daughter

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I feel honored that a post I wrote about my experience special needs homeschooling Bethany was published over at She Knows! Check it out at “What it’s really like to homeschool my daughter with special needs”! Over the years, I’ve…
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Day in the Life of my Special Needs Teen Daughter

special needs teen

This is my account of one day in the life of my special needs teen daughter, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age two. My daughter, Bethany, is now 17 years old. Bethany experienced many complications and set backs…
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A Day in the Life of my Special Needs Daughter

my special needs daughter

Today I want to give you a glimpse into what one day was like for my seventeen year old special needs daughter, Bethany, a brain tumor survivor. Fifteen years ago a life threatening brain tumor wreaked havoc on Bethany’s life…
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Life After Brain Tumor

life after brain tumor

Thankfully, with all the sophisticated treatments and advanced technology available today, more and more pediatric brain tumor patients are becoming pediatric brain tumor survivors and experiencing life after brain tumor. Unfortunately, though along with some of these aggressive, life saving…
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