Epi 28: Melanie Brewer on the importance of community and communication


May 5th, 2022

33 mins 39 secs

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In episode 28 of the Summits Podcast, co-hosts Vince Todd, Jr. and Daniel Abdallah are joined by Indianapolis native Melanie Brewer. Tune in as Melanie shares her and her husband’s journey with glioblastoma. From family and friends who stood by their side in difficult times, to the conversations she wishes she would have had with Marc, Melanie breaks down the importance of communication and community for cancer patients and their loved ones. The experiences she faced push her today to be a strong voice for someone else. “If one day someone needs me, I’ll be there.”

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Hosted by cancer survivor and philanthropist Vince Todd, Jr., Chairman and Co-Founder of the Heroes Foundation, and Heroes Foundation Board Member Daniel Abdallah, the Summits Podcast is a place for people to share their stories.

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From battling a deadly disease to caring for a loved one, when we rise up and face life’s greatest challenges, we see with a new vision, feel with a greater passion, and think with a deeper perspective.

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For Vince Todd, it was his own cancer diagnosis that led him and his wife, Cindy, to launch the Heroes Foundation to provide meaningful support to cancer patients, education to promote cancer prevention, and resources to advance research for a cure.

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