When much of the country was getting ready to celebrate christmas and welcome the new year, my family received the worst news anyone could ever imagine...my brother was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme in december 2010. To make matters worse he lives in Ethiopia where healthcare is so primitive and there is no such thing as brain surgery, chemotherapy nor radiation.
It was during this dark time that I came across Brad Kaminsky Foundation and met the wonderful Lisa. She helped refer me to a Duke University Neurooncologist, who then directed me to a colleague in Thailand who welcomed my brother with open arms and helped get the treatment he needed.
My family and I are forever grateful for her love, prayer, dedication and unfailing support. She has been the light at the end of this long dark tunnel and glimmer of hope when I had none. My brother is having a wonderful quality of life because of her.
I pray that all her hard work will pay off when the cure for this horrible disease is found and she can stand with her head held high and make her brother Brad so proud to have a sister like her.
The Brad Kaminsky foundation has provided not only financial support to Duke University for research but it has provided a wonderful support environment for patients and their families inflicted with this horrible cancer.
Lisa and her staff dedicate far more than anyone could ever ask to make these fund raising events better and better each year!
10 years ago Brad Kaminsky was diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor. Without his sister Lisa and our family putting the word out and starting this great foundation, millions of people wouldn't be as educated as they are. We need your help to keep his legacy and the foundation alive, so we can help end this horrible illness.
Thank you, Melanie
I have been coordinating events and running the Brad Kaminsky Foundation for the past 10 years. It was started after Brad Kaminsky passed away from brain cancer at age 29. Brad's family and friends came together vowing to end this disease as a way to keep their promise to Brad that they would never stop fighting and that they would always help others battling brain tumors and cancer. Over the past 10 years the foundation has provided resources and support for those affected by brain tumors, worked with other organizations to raise awareness and funds, donated over $424,000 for adult and pediatric brain tumor research and works daily to end this disease.