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Voices Against Brain Cancer Commends Brain Cancer Patient Iram Leon for Winning a Marathon
Date:4/15/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2013

On April 15, 2013, Voices Against Brain Cancer commends Iram Leon following a Beaumont Enterprise article discussing Leon's win at a marathon while pushing his 6-year-old daughter Kiana in a stroller.

The Beaumont Enterprise article stated that Iram Leon won the Gusher marathon in 3 hours, 7 minutes, and 35 seconds. In addition to pushing his 6-year-old daughter in a stroller the entire race, Iram is also a brain cancer patient.

The article mentions that Leon experienced his first seizure in November 2010, and doctors have told him his cancer will eventually make him lose his memory. He can’t drive a car, so he walks his daughter to school each morning. Leon has had surgery, and takes medication for his brain cancer every day.

The article states that “the part of his brain where the tumor is lodged affects memory, language skills and spatial orientation. A left turn does not register to him as it would anybody else. Normally his running group directs Leon, but Saturday that duty fell to the bike that travels in front of the race leader.”

Leon was quoted in the article as saying, “People shouldn't wait to live until they're told they're dying. Go home and hug somebody and don't wait to be told you have a disease that's going to kill you. I ran my entire life and I was dumb enough to wait until I was told I was dying before I ran with my daughter."

Michael Klipper, Chairman of VABC, commends Leon’s drive and bravery, saying that Leon is an inspiration for all those who are also battling brain cancer. “Here is an example that everyone can live by. Here’s a man who is battling brain cancer, but refuses to give up on life. His bravery and drive should be commended, and should serve as an example for everyone to follow. Life is vital, and Leon understands that nothing should get in the way of enjoying it.”

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, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.

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