Susan was a full time homemaker and mother to her children Fred, Cindy, and Julie when in 1994 she was diagnosed with brain cancer in the form of a grade 3 astrocytoma. At the time she was told she would most likely have less than 3 years to live. Today, she still struggles with the effects of the disease but is living proof that brain cancer can be a survivable malady. Her battle with this disease was the main inspiration for the formation of The Sontag Foundation. Today, Susan lives as normal a life as possible and enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family. She also has a crafts hobby that she has turned into a small business. Although Susan no longer holds a board position, our relationships with Susan inspire each of us to serve on the board to further the mission she and Rick envision for the Foundation.

Susan's Speech to the Society for Neuro-Oncology

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