Monday, July 14, 2014

David Manesche - Voices Against Brain Cancer fundraiser

It has been a bit since I last posted here. 
Life gets in the way sometimes. 
We are working on some changes and big plans!
I want to share some information from our 
friend, author, and brain cancer warrior David Menasche.
He is participating in a fundraiser in a few weeks
and we are helping him sound the call!
Here are David's own words....
"On August 10 Voices Against Brain Cancer is hosting their annual run/walk against cancer to raise money to fund research to find a cure. I will be going to New York to participate in the event I will be doing the 5 miles (albeit in a wheelchair) and trying to help with the fundraising. Please help me to help them find cure so I will be the last person to suffer from this disease! Please contribute what you can and share the link. Thank you kindly!"
Here is a link to his teams page-
The Brain Stormers

So if you can donate even a few dollars, every bit counts.
If you live in NY and want to participate
It would be amazing and I'm sure David would love to
meet you!
 One more thing,
If you haven't read The Priority List yet,
GO get it!
It's a truly inspirational and honestly informative book.
I found it hard to describe to people what some of the 
symptoms and side effects were of brain cancer survivors and David
Does a more than excellent job.
Everyone's journey is different, but his book is
a great insight!

(No he didn't pay me to plug it either!)

Looking forward to continuing our journey here soon!

Pamela White / Clinton Sell

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Tampa bay 5k Run and Walk

Hello everyone!
Just wanted to let you all know about an event coming up.
The goal is to raise funds for brain tumor research.

You can visit the link below to find out about the event.

You can join the event or you can donate!

Clinton and his family, myself, and friends
Will be joining the 

If you wish to donate you can click the link above 
And there is a donate tab,
Just search for the Babes team and donate there!

Thanks for all your support!
Updates soon!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Where are we headed? and The Priority List..........

Thanks to everyone for following our journey!

It really has not ended!
The holidays proved to be quite
an undertaking this year.

Clinton and I are thinking of ways to continue the site
in order to help support other Brain Tumor
as well as other Pearl Jam fans battling major
illnesses in their lives.

It just feels right!

Clinton heads in for his routine MRI at the end of this
Lightning Bolt will be the music of choice this go round he says!

Today I wanted to bring some information to you
about another Friend fighting a Brain Tumor....
you may have heard of him - or you may not...
David Menashce has just
published a book called 
The Priority List...
 We are very excited for David!

This is the summary Amazon
gives for the book to give you a good idea
of what it's all about
 "Based on a beloved teacher’s most popular lesson, The Priority List is a bold, inspirational story of learning, love, and legacy that challenges us to ask: What truly matters in life?

David Menasche lived for his work as a high school English teacher. His passion inspired his students, and between lessons on Shakespeare and sentence structure, he forged a unique bond with his kids, buoying them through personal struggles while sharing valuable life lessons.

When a six-year battle with brain cancer ultimately stole David’s vision, memory, mobility, and—most tragically of all—his ability to continue teaching, he was devastated by the thought that he would no longer have the chance to impact his students’ lives each day.

But teaching is something Menasche just couldn’t quit. Undaunted by the difficult road ahead of him, he decided to end his treatments and make life his classroom. Cancer had robbed him of his past and would most certainly take his future; he wouldn’t allow it to steal his present. He turned to Facebook with an audacious plan: a journey across America— by bus, by train, by red-tipped cane—in hopes of seeing firsthand how his kids were faring in life. Had he made a difference? Within forty-eight hours of posting, former students in more than fifty cities replied with offers of support and shelter.

Traveling more than eight thousand miles from Miami to New York, to America’s heartland and San Francisco’s Golden Gate, and visiting hundreds of his students, David’s fearless journey explores the things we all want and need out of life—family, security, independence, love, adventure—and forces us to stop to consider our own Priority List."


Living with a Brain Tumor or cancer is not just about
all the medical terms and surgeries and chemo...
there is a person still attached to the disease.
While here at Seeking Stone Gossard
we want to help shed light on Brain Tumor research,
funding, and awareness.
We also want to help tell the stories of the people 
that are affected by it.

I encourage you to go get a copy of 
The Priority List!
You can visit the 
Facebook page 

David has been interviewed by CNN and The Today Show
and was on the cover of The Miami Herald 
this past two weeks!
I imagine this book will be on the Best Sellers List
very soon!
I can't even summarize how I feel about this promo
for the book.
I feel like David hits the head of the nail HARD
Just how I'd hope someone living with cancer or how
a totally healthy person should live!
Of course there is also a tie in to the book!
I will be sharing some more videos soon.

I asked David if it was o.k. to include him in our links
and he graciously said yes!

We thank him for his wonderful story and willingness to
share himself with the world! 

Visit the FaceBook page David started 
don't forget to LIKE the page 
and invite others to do the same to help
spread awareness!