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Reasons to Believe #3

Friday, June 12, 2020

What Oligo Nation is trying to do it hard.  Raise—and spend wisely—millions for medical research into oligodendroglioma treatments. It would be easy to say “this is impossible for little ole me.”   When we started down this path, I was more desperate than hopeful.  So much to learn, so much to do, no experience in fundraising… Continue Reading Reasons to Believe #3

Science to the Rescue…

Monday, June 8, 2020

And how did we ever forget? When your mission is finding effective treatments for an incurable disease—whether COVID or cancer—you don’t call politicians, marketing experts, or lawyers. You don’t call high tech princes, investment bankers, or twitter trolls. No, you look to scientists and researchers. When you need a real solution to a tough problem,… Continue Reading Science to the Rescue…

Oligo Nation and COVID-19

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Yes, COVID is bad, scary, and unprecedented. But there are worse diseases…including Oligodendroglioma There is essentially only one kind of news these days: the latest on the COVID virus.  No doubt, this pandemic has affected all of our lives and outlooks.  Millions have lost their jobs and many small businesses may never re-open.  The recovery… Continue Reading Oligo Nation and COVID-19

Defining Oligo Nation

Monday, November 13, 2017

Oligo:  Short for Oligodendroglioma, a form of brain cancer arising from the glial cells.  There are no known cures or effective treatments.  Average life expectancy is 8-10 years. Nation:  A body of people, associated with a particular territory, that is sufficiently conscious of its unity to seek or to possess rights or self-governance. Right now,… Continue Reading Defining Oligo Nation

Stories of grace and beauty #1

Monday, November 13, 2017

It has been almost two years since I started fundraising for Oligo research.  In round numbers, my family’s efforts have raised close to $200,000, which is a startling number when I think about it. But, the truth is that this number says much more about the people who have responded to my call for help than it… Continue Reading Stories of grace and beauty #1