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George Plym dubs himself the ultimate brain tumor survivor.
The North Carolina resident was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 1967, when he experienced double vision while playing baseball. He has overcome 13 brain tumors since then, but his treatment resulted in several secondary cancers.
Now 60, George continues to fight skin, thyroid and bone cancer, along with another brain tumor.
“[I] don’t think the worst, even if it doesn’t look good,” he says. “My whole life has been based on hope. I don’t worry about things that I cannot control.”
George’s desire to help others in his situation inspired him to start Western North Carolina Brain Tumor Support in 2001. He serves as president of the support group for adult brain tumor survivors, their families and caregivers.
When not mentoring other survivors, George can be found practicing his favorite hobby, photography.
His advice to parents with children diagnosed with brain tumors is simple: “Be truthful with them and tell them things will be OK.”
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