Brain Cancer Research & The Work Of David Menasche

By Robin Setser

Brain cancer research, in my opinion, is the type of field that has a lot of attention placed on it and for good reasons. Theories are going to be seen across the board but the truth of the matter is that, when talking about causes for the condition, nothing is concrete. This doesn't mean that certain stories should be overlooked, especially the ones that are more uplifting than others. This is the case for David Menasche, who had to retire from teaching and went on to a greater endeavor.

After teaching English for so many years, David Menasche had to leave when the condition spoke about earlier made it impossible for him to do so. reported on the matter, saying that he had to leave Coral Reef Senior High School, located in Miami, due to his condition leaving him partially paralyzed and nearly blind. It's clear that the condition left an impact on him. This did not mean, though, that he would totally give up teaching. He would simply have to teach in another fashion. spoke about how Menasche would be taking part in a "vision quest." What this would entail is a period of travel done over a course of 101 days, utilizing any means necessary in order to go around to 31 separate cities. In addition, he would be able to reach out to 75 different students, asking them what they believed the impact of words like love and family had on them. With this in mind, it would make teaching these individuals and helping them that much easier.

A story of this nature is one that should attain the attention of various organizations, Voices against Brain Cancer being one such example. The stories that focus on the idea of brain cancer research are ones that should not be ignored and I believe that the same can be said about these inspiration tales. Despite the health that Menasche is in, he is still driven to make an impact on others. This is the level of drive that should be recognized and spoken about with the utmost respect as well.

The solutions that are seen in the way of brain cancer research are not ones which have been able to help everyone across the board. It's unfortunate but I think that the efforts that are put forth by patients are still worthy of merit. Not only has he helped students but the fact that he raised money in order to facilitate research efforts cannot be ignored. Menasche's story is a great one, as it shows a great sense of integrity as well as kindness in general to everyone willing to learn.

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