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Brain Tumor Disabled Bradley Seeks Grant Funding For Agency To Help Others

by Bradley Thomas Horton
(Orange, Massachusetts, USA)

In December 2010, I celebrated my 42nd birthday, as well as the 29th anniversary of the day I was first diagnosed with my brain tumor.

Over the course of these 29 years, I have had 16 operations. At one point, in 1997, I was in four comas, for six months.

I have been homeless twice, for a total of four years. My family threw me out because I could not be fixed.

In 1993, I was diagnosed with a mild mood disorder. I also have all kinds of physical issues, which make it a struggle to get out of bed every morning.

But I DO get up, because I can't stop trying. Although my plate is full with my own health issue, I would still give the shirt off my back to help somebody in need.

In 2002, I spoke at a brain injury conference, about being a survivor. It was shortly after this that I first started trying to advocate for people.

It was in early 2003 that I became homeless, for the 2nd time and basically, for the next three years, I was doing all that I could while I was sleeping outside, at night.

I learned a lot by being in this part of the world. It has helped me to better understand the issues at hand and that I need to keep trying.

Some people don't have a voice. I want to make sure that no one gets left behind. "JOURNEY THRU STORMS" is the name I've given to my agency.

In 2006, I finally got myself a place to live. Shortly after, I met a wonderful lady. We've been together for almost four years, and married since September 19, 2009.

I am looking to get a small grant to help further my agency... to plead the case for people who need real help.

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