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WEB REVIEW – Brain cancer patient saved by Proton Therapy

Jeff Graf Proton Therapy
Thanks to surgery and proton therapy, Jeff Graf, 56 years old, overcame a clival chordoma, a rare type of brain tumor. When Jeff thought he was having a stroke, he knew he needed to get help right away. During his check up, the scan revealed a mass in his head. Jeff was shocked when the mass was determined to be a chordoma, a rare tumor slowly growing from embryonic remains. He hadn’t had any typical symptoms and the detection of his chordoma was pure luck. To this Jeff said, "I believe in God, and I believe he put me here in the right place at the right time." Facing an uphill battle, Jeff turned to the experts at Indiana University Health for answers. He discovered a team of specialists, advanced treatment options and a level of care that few hospitals across the country... Full article

Oregon teen gets handcrafted bow

hannah with bow
Oregon teen gets handcrafted bow from Indiana group she befriended during proton treatments at IU A brown UPS truck had just departed from the Maupin household in Corvallis, Oregon. And Hannah Maupin was beaming as she carefully unwrapped the archery bow that had been custom made for her 2,300 miles away in Bloomington, Indiana. There, weeks earlier, Hannah had selected a piece of black walnut from a tree planted by... Full article

Love for music bonds teen with proton radiation technicians

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Music produced an instant connection between 13-year-old Hannah Maupin and her proton radiation technicians. They had cued up her iPod as Hannah climbed atop the treatment table for the very first time. And the voice of Rich Mullins, a contemporary Christian musician who had recorded albums in the 1980s and ’90s, leapt from the treatment room’s speakers. Some of the proton radiation techs looked at one another in... Full article