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The Comedian and the Brain Tumor

By Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Five kids. Four Grammy nominations. One pear-sized brain tumor. When a life-threatening diagnosis turned comedy writer/director Jeannie Gaffigan’s life upside-down, she and her husband, comedian Jim Gaffigan, turned to faith, family, and of course—humor. Jeannie's new memoir is “When Life Gives You Pears" http://bit.ly/2HqD5KU. Joshua Bederson, MD, Chair for the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Health System, performed the surgery that saved Jeannie's life http://bit.ly/2MFEX6E. Help us tell more great stories by completing our listener survey (http://bit.ly/2knrxzR). Enjoying the podcast? Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2Nve2Kt). Recorded at CDM Studios in New York City. Music by BlueDot Sessions.

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