October 29, 2013 |
An amateur athlete fighting a continuing battle against brain cancer is set to rappel 365 feet down the side of San Diego's Hyatt building alongside an "American Idol" winner. BethAnn Telford of Washington, D.C., is in Southern California for charity events to call attention to children who are battling brain cancer. Telford, a special events coordinator at the U.S. Government Printing Office, loves to run, bike and swim. After being diagnosed eight years ago with brain cancer, she put together a bucket list.
August 29, 2013 |
Valerie Harper, diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in January and given three to six months to live, has defied the odds and as of June was close to remission, the actress and her doctor revealed Thursday morning on the " Today " show. The 74-year-old "Rhoda" star, who went public with her diagnosis in March, has combined chemotherapy with Eastern options including acupuncture and Chinese tea. Harper has the rare condition leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, which occurs when cancer spreads to the fluid-filled membranes that surround the brain.
July 20, 2013 |
Michael Weiner can return a smile. He cannot return a handshake, at least not with his right hand. So he extended his left hand, over and over again, to the biggest stars and most prominent executives in baseball. It was remarkable, in every sense of the word, to see him on the field at the All-Star game. He can no longer walk, so he sat in a wheelchair, moving when someone else could push him. He can no longer control his right side, so his right arm was strapped to a shelf attached to the wheelchair.
July 16, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Michael Weiner, the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Assn., rolled into the hotel ballroom in a wheelchair. He had been diagnosed last year with brain cancer, and his condition has taken a turn for the worse in the last month. "I can't move my right side," he said. "I can't walk. I can't move my right arm at all. " He said he is trying experimental medication. He continues to work, and he engaged a meeting of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America in a detail-oriented discussion of the Biogenesis investigation, which could result in player suspensions en masse, within weeks.
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April 6, 2013
J. David Kuo, 44, an evangelical Christian and former top official of President George W. Bush's faith-based initiative who later accused the administration of failing to live up to the president's promise of "compassionate conservatism," died Friday of cancer. Kuo's family announced his death Saturday on his Facebook page. "Last night at 10:25 our beloved David found his reward in heaven, with his savior Jesus Christ," the family wrote. "With a peaceful last breath, he won his courageous 10-year battle against brain cancer.
March 9, 2013
Actress Valerie Harper plans to discuss her brain cancer with some television doctors. The daytime talk show "The Doctors" said Harper will appear Monday to talk with Travis Stork, Lisa Masterson and Andrew Ordon, as well as her own team of doctors. The 1970s sitcom star has been diagnosed with a rare brain cancer and told she has as little as three months to live. She said her husband briefly withheld the diagnosis from her because it was so dire. Harper, now 73, played Rhoda Morgenstern on television's "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its spinoff, "Rhoda.