New York City, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2012
Today, nonprofit organization Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) releases a statement following an article in The Oklahoman which details one Oklahoma man’s inspiring battle against brain cancer.
According to Steve Gust, “Matt Allen is locked in a life-or-death battle with brain cancer. Yet he's emerged as such an inspiration, the American Cancer Society uses him as a speaker.” Allen, 45, is the father of two children, Taylor and Christopher, and has been married to his wife, Kelly, for over 20 years.
Gust states, “He was told in September 2009 he probably wouldn't live to see the next Christmas.” However, Allen has lived with the disease for three years. “The man who wasn't expected to live more than two months after his diagnosis has experienced some milestones: the graduation of Taylor from Bishop McGuinness; seeing Christopher, 15, belt a home run in Stillwater; helping Taylor move into her dorm room at Oklahoma State University,” continued Gust.
VABC representative, Clay Darrohn, states, “Allen’s difficult battle against brain cancer is an inspiring story that we believe will bring hope to those who are also battling this devastating disease. The obstacles that Allen has overcome despite his diagnosis will hopefully spur others affected by brain cancer to continue fighting and raise awareness.”
VABC has a wide variety of initiatives in place for brain cancer research, awareness and support. The organization’s research grants fund cutting-edge research programs that will have a monumental impact on the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. VABC currently funds research at several esteemed institutions such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, John Hopkins, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Yale to name a few.
VABC's mission is to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research, maximizing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this horrible disease.
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