My name is Krystal and in 2002, at the age of 22, I survived a 26 hour brain surgery at The Ohio State University Hospital. After going through such a challenge, I have learned not to take a single second for granted. I have learned to keep a balance in my life and to inspire others to do the same. I developed my own website to share my story, my affiliation with the American Brain Tumor Association and to offer support and awareness to others. 2017 will mark 15 years of being a survivor!