James Brandon

I am cancer-free!

I was diagnosed with a Non-Germinomatous Germ Cell Tumor at the age of 16 in 2006. I underwent chemotherapy followed by whole-brain radiation. My final treatment fell on my 17th birthday. I am 30 now and cancer-free!

I am a witness to and living proof of the results of improved diagnoses and treatment that comes from scientific research. The Morgan Adams Foundation provides hope. Hope that with continued research, treatments will improve, and that means better outcomes for kids with cancer. I have seen such an improvement in my quality of life following treatment. The Morgan Adams Foundation provides vital funding for research that leads to HOPE, and one day will lead to THE CURE.

I want to one day be an inspirational speaker as a survivor on behalf of MAF. I want to be the person the next kid can look up to and remind them that they can achieve their goals. I want to help them keep positive thoughts and to never give up on their dreams.

One of the positive things that came from my brain cancer is that I realized I could make a difference with my drawings. Each drawing is of a tree with no leaves. They are called “Trees of Hope”. They remind me that the leaves always return in the spring. Hope! My drawings help support local fundraisers for kids with cancer.