Julie Bryant’s Story

A Little Background Information

My name is Julie Ann Bryant. I’m 50 years old and was diagnosed in May 2008 with a grade III anaplastic oligodendroglioma. I am one of the more fortunate people to be diagnosed with such a debilitating disease.

Also, I’m a mother to four children and a grandmother of seven. My husband Jeff has made incredible sacrifices for me throughout all of this & I’d like to give a special “thank you” to him.

My Mission


” The Julie A. Bryant Foundation was created to bridge the gap between insurance coverage and the very real financial burdens caused by the day-to -day lifestyle necessities of dealing with brain cancer and its effects. Our objective is to assist those who have lost their independence and to help them regain a sense of normalcy..”

– Julie A. Bryant

My Motivation

Luckily, I have some of the best friends, family & doctors that anyone could ask for. So, one might ask why someone in my situation would want to spend as much time, effort & money into creating a foundation?

Well, the answer is simple. I am lucky enough to be blessed with what I have and I want to help those who are less fortunate than I. Much of my motivation to create this foundation is due to Noah Wolfe, a lovely young boy, who went long before his time. In addition, my motivation stems from those around me and their constant support. I love you all & thank you again for always being there when I needed you!

For the past 7 years we have donated and raised money for the National Brain Tumor Society for research and the Patient’s Help Fund. Now, I want a more personal touch, I want to be able to raise money and help those with medical needs, children with brain tumors & the National Brain Tumor Society in its research and development efforts.

Furthermore, my friends and family have pulled together to help me create this foundation which I hope will be able to raise a lot of money to help people in need. Let’s all pull together for some great events for an even better cause. If you cannot come to the events, a donation would be appreciated. If you can come, we will need some help. Please fill out some information under the volunteer tab on the home page.