My name is Julie Ann Bryant, I’m 48 years old and I was diagnosed a little more than 6 years ago 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 six. My husband Jeff has made incredible sacrifices for me throughout all of this & I’d like to make a special thank you to him.
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, that 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 6 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 in need with medical needs, children with brain tumors & to the National Brain Tumor Society for research and development.
Furthermore, my friends and family have pulled together to help my create this foundation which I hope will be able to raise a lot of money to help the 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.
” 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 necess ities of dealing with brain cancer and its effects. Our objective is to assist those who have lost their independence and to help then regain a sense of normalcy..” – Julie A. Bryant