Fostering a Legacy
How does your loved one want to be remembered? What milestones might they miss? What steps can you take to foster their legacy while they are still here?
Brains for the Cure encourages all those impacted by brain tumors, including caregivers, to share their story with others if they are comfortable. By caregivers sharing about their loved one they are keeping their spirit ever-present while helping others. Whether submitting a memorial or speaking with others, your loved one’s memory can live through written and spoken word.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can share your loved one’s legacy, email [email protected].
Tyra’s husband, Steve Damm, passed away in 2009 after being diagnosed with glioblastoma. For the first few years after his passing, Tyra and her family were unsure of how to honor Steve, specifically on his birthday. In 2011, around the time when Steve would have turned 43, Tyra decided she wanted to honor her husband’s memory with Acts of Kindness. She along with family, friends, and even strangers completed 43, if not more, acts of kindness. Each year they continue this tradition with what has been come to be known as “Damm Acts of Kindness”, and complete the number of acts that would relate to his age that year.