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Building a Tradition of Support: Students Raise Funds for Brain Tumor Research

Awesome Club leaders Lucy Pearsall, Gaurav Goparaju and Knox Montgomery (pictured above) presented a check to the NBTI to support research. Awesome Club leadership also includes Alexa Markman and Joey Sallerson. These funds were raised by the Awesome Club, which was founded at the Latin School of Chicago in 2010 by then-students Michael Berger and Blake Lasky. After Michael’s father died of a...

Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute Donor Story: Bill Lieber

NBTI Patient Family Assistance Fund How can paying for someone else’s cab ride ripple into a life-changing experience? Imagine that in paying for that cab ride, you help someone in need get critical cancer care. Bill Lieber, one of the originators of the Patient and Family Assistance Fund at the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (NBTI), is acutely aware of the significance of such a seemingly...

Gratitude in Action

Dan Dickinson was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2009, and due to the seriousness of his condition he was quickly placed on the UNOS list for a liver transplant. Ultimately, he would wait more than 18 months for a new liver, but during the wait—and beyond it—he and his family (wife Nancy, daughters Laurie and Annie and their families) were determined to reach out to others who were living through...