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Imagine going to bed and waking up to a
world of scrambled chaos that crushes everything about the
world you live in. This is the experience of someone
diagnosed with brain or spinal tumors. It can happen to
anyone. Tumors are not selective and choose their victims at
Brain tumors not only create physical disabilities but can
cause significant financial burdens. In fact, brain tumors
are the most expensive and devastating of all cancers.
Dr. Virginia Stark-Vance witnessed this hardship daily in her
profession and decided something had to be done. Dr.
Stark-Vance joined with several patients suffering brain
tumors and their families to form
Brain Foundation; an organization comprised of only
volunteers and run by doctors, brain cancer survivors,
family members, caregivers and friends.
Brain Foundation's sole purpose is to raise money and
awareness to aid brain tumor patients and their families in
all of North Texas.
We (LBF) are
different, we can go directly to the patient and that really
sets us apart from many other organizations. The
reaches out directly to the patients by awarding grants and
scholarships to those in need. This direct assistance sets
us apart from many other support organizations.
LBF awards grants
to the cancer patients to help with the associated costs of
a cancer diagnosis. Because medical expenses and treatment
costs can be just as devastating as the diagnosis itself,
these grants are used to help pay living expenses that
otherwise could not be paid because of the mounting costs of
medical expenses. The need for financial aid benefitting
cancer patients and their families is growing at a rapid