The Foundation will create opportunities for patients and their loved ones to share concerns as well as solutions with other people who are dealing with similar problems. They need not struggle alone.
RIBSTF arose from concerns that Rhode Island patients and their families receive too little support as they face the high-stakes decisions that follow the first suspicion of a brain or spine tumor. They deserve an outstretched hand if they need one to adjust to changes wrought by the disease. The Foundation has joined medical experts, human service professionals, and researchers with laypersons whose lives have been touched by these tumors.