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Contact: Greg Siofer gregs3223@gmail.com

Website from brain tumor survivor encourages perseverance

When Greg Siofer was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2008, he could have crawled into a shell and bemoaned the life that would never be the same.  Instead, the 33-year-old father has devoted his time and energy not only to his own recovery but to sharing his success and positive outlook with others.  Siofer’s blog, gregsiofer.com, shares his story from 2008 till the present and chronicles his perseverance and successes; after spending more than a year in the hospital, he began physio training and was able to work on standing, a motor skill that he thought he might never recover. His successes, as well as some setbacks , all described on his site, continued from then on and are ongoing. Siofer said that the decision to build the website came from a wish to help those facing a tough situation who may have lost faith.

“In general, any individual who is facing a tough fight can lose hope anytime,” Siofer said. “This way of thinking can usually be observed in those people who lack faith. Yes, it is only natural for a person to feel stressed out once his/her capability to handle things has exceeded.”

“However, losing hope to the point of giving up one’s life is never the solution for problems,” he continued. Siofer said that his objective with gregsiofer.com is to utilize his personal struggles and triumphs with his treatment and recovery as a tool to inspire others. “Just don’t give up,” Siofer advised. “Be true to yourself,
 believe in yourself, you can use my story as motivation.”

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