I Had a Brain Tumor

At 24, I thought I was invincible — I was wrong.

Sunshine LeMontree
Human Parts
Published in
8 min readAug 14, 2014

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November 2010. Photos courtesy of the author.

Everything begins somewhere.

A tremor in the left hand, slight muscle weakness, the inability to paint my own fingernails. I accepted these changes as subjects of fascination — idiosyncrasies particular to my body. When I told my mother, she suggested I incorporate more vitamin C into my diet.

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