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Many people want to know what other treatment options other than the conventional treatment are available.

BrainUp activates community involvement and engagement through fundraising events, and works tirelessly with physicians and research professionals to one day find a cure.

In Memory Of...

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Olivia Lucille Kresach

“If there ever comes a day we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I will stay there forever”

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Maddy Mclnerney

Maddy will always be in our hearts! We at BrainUp have never been more committed to finding a cure. Please join us in remembering Maddy McInerney, who lost her brave battle to brain cancer. Maddy, we love you.

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Tom Lowry

Tom Lowry was an awesome guy. Quiet, with a quick wit and an incredible memory for facts and trivia, he was a tax attorney by trade, but his true passion was for his family, his friends, for gardening, for good music, and for sharing conversation over a cold beer.

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Rosalie Har-El

Your stark absence is felt every day by all of us. Love, Shai, Riv, James, Etai, Saritte, David, Natalie, Hannah, LIam, Uma, Mia, Klara, Nomi, Eden, Sivan, Elijah, Naama & Reut.

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Timothy J. Brunette

“Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years”.

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David Schaver

Dave was the rock and foundation of our entire family and will be greatly missed.

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Kathy Vierk

In memory of Kathy Vierk, beloved mom, wife and friend, we ask for your support.

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Sue Newton

I miss you, Mom! You were beautiful, my rock, my best friend, my mentor, my hero. I miss you every second of every day.

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Crystal Gates

We miss Crystal every day but find comfort in knowing she is at peace and no longer suffering.

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Ashlyn Sean Kiwala

Pleasant bunny dreams our baby girl.

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Brian Finnegan

Brian was awarded the BRAVERY award in 2017. We love him and miss him so much!

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Charles J. Benvenuto

Charles was an extraordinary man. He fought this disease with bravery, dignity, humility and never lost his sense of humor. Charles was a devoted family man and we always came first for him.

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Grant Mason Hedrick

He was a huge fan of the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team and liked to travel around the country. He lived by the Bible verse Romans 8:31, “If God is for us, who can be against us.”

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George F. Deihs

He was put into the Smiles for Life hall of fame for contributing $122,768 to help children locally, nationally and around the world. George was more than just a Dentist to his patients, he was a trusted and valued friend.

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Laurie Ann McAndrews

With treatment from her dedicated medical teams, and support from her devoted family, friends, love-of-her-life, and faithful dogs, Laurie faced each new day and challenge with the attitude of “what’s next?”

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Laurell A. Kinsey

Although, Laurell lost her battle, The Kinsey Family is determined to bring more awareness and to aid in raising funds towards Brain Cancer research – in hopes that one day, we can help to save the next person!

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Karen Meserve

Thank you mom for giving us this life and these wonderful people. We will continue the love you have left. We will never be the same without you here, but we will make you proud and live the life you would want for us.

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BrainUp is an non-profit organization dedicated to bringing awareness to brain cancer – a disease that doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

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