I’m so honored to have been nominated for the June Rice Courage Award. Having contended with a very menacing glioblastoma diagnosis for almost 3 years now, I know one thing. You can’t fight a deadly brain tumor alone. If I’ve shown any courage, it’s due to the immense love and encouragement of my family, friends, and co-workers; the cutting-edge expertise of the neuro-oncology team at Yale, as well as the wonderful care of its nursing staff; and, not least, the support and advocacy of groups like the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. The people of the CTBTA work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for patients, survivors, and their families. They raise funds to accelerate the discovery of new treatments and cures through support of brain tumor programs and brain tumor research. They advocate for improvements in care and treatment. Quite simply, they give me, and everyone else courageously fighting to survive, that necessary element to keep going: hope. In that spirit, I’m asking for your help in continuing their crucial work by donating to CTBTA. If you can help, please click on the link below. Thank you whether you donate or not, your support has meant the world to me.