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Brain Tumor Superheros – Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Angela WaandersOn behalf of #grayout day and in support of children everywhere fighting a brain tumor diagnosis:

“On Sunday, May 6th, I participated in the 2018 Blue Cross Broad Street Run, a 10 mile course that traverses from North Philadelphia to South Philadelphia. This was the 3rd time I’ve run this course but it was the 1st time I’ve done it wearing a cape (BTAK- Brain Tumor Avengers Kids’ division). I’m not a super-hero but my patients are super heroes. I ran this course in memory of those children who did not survive, those children who are currently under treatment, and those children who have survived. Every time my foot hit the pavement, I could feel the cape on my shoulders- and I was flooded with memories of all of the patients I have had the privilege of treating. May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. My future goal is to run a distance race every May in tribute and in memory of every child I know who has suffered from a brain or spinal cord tumor. Anyone want to join me in 2019?

– Dr. Angela Waanders, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ”

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