• Shortfest 2021: Opening Night Film “Just Hold On”

    I met Mehrdad Sarlak at the Heartland Filmfest IndyShorts two years ago and I was immediately struck by his passion.  He’s an accomplished producer and this year, he’s joining us at the Palm Springs International Shortfest with the documentary “Just Hold On” from directors Sam Davis and Rayka Zehtabchi.  “Just Hold On” is about Marlie […]

  • Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of Rush, has died at 67

    Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of the progressive rock band Rush, has died, a family spokesman confirmed to CNN. He was 67. Peart died in Santa Monica, California, on Tuesday after a battling brain cancer for several years, the spokesman, Elliot Mintz, told CNN. He’s survived by his wife Carrie and daughter, Olivia Louise. […]

  • 8-year-old boy celebrates after beating Stage 4 brain cancer

    An 8-year-old boy is being called a superhero after beating stage 4 brain cancer with the help of St. Jude Cameron Scott was diagnosed with medullobastoma, a high-risk tumor that spread to his spine. “He’s my hero,” his father, Wendell Scott, told TODAY’s Kerry Sanders. As part of TODAY’s “Thanks and Giving” series, that highlights […]

  • Family asking for Christmas Cards for son with brain cancer

    Jomari Bradley loves pretending that he is one of his favorite superheroes. Since August 2017, the 6-year-old has been battling a real-life opponent like any superhero would. “He was diagnosed with brain cancer. It’s called anaplastic ependymoma. It’s a brain cancer on his tumor and it’s not curable, but he’s been through many surgeries, chemotherapy […]

  • John McCain discontinues brain cancer treatment, family says

    Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, who has been fighting an aggressive form of brain cancer for more than a year, will discontinue treatment for the disease, his family announced Friday. That decision suggests the 81-year-old McCain could be nearing death. “John has surpassed expectations for his survival. The progress of disease and the inexorable advance […]

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