Michael Weiner: How Michael Got the Better of Brain Cancer


Michael was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive and inoperable grade 4 brain cancer. Learn about the moment he received the diagnosis, how it impacted his job as the executive director of Major League Baseball Players Association, and how his family, friends & spirituality helped him to stay positive to live each day to the fullest.

 

Part 13 | Advice for Others

Michael gives his advice for others dealing with chronic conditions.

About Michael Weiner

Michael Weiner is Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association.

He graduated from Williams College in 1983, having majored in political economy, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1986. From 1986 to 1988, Michael served as law clerk to the Hon. H. Lee Sarokin, then United States District Court Judge, in Newark, N.J. Michael joined the Players Association in September 1988. He has served as General Counsel since 2004 and was named Executive Director in December 2009.
 
Michael also has served as counsel to the National Hockey League Players Association in salary arbitrations.
 

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Previous Chapters:

 

Part 1 | Diagnosis

Michael describes the events leading up to being diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma — an aggressive and inoperable brain tumor.

 

 

Part 2 | What Went Through My Mind

How do you respond to a cancer diagnosis? Michael talks about his reaction to the brain tumor diagnosis.

 

 

Part 3 | Waiting for My Test Results

Patients may have anxiety while being screened for a possible tumor and waiting for the results. In this installment of 360Interviews, Michael shares his experience on waiting for test results.

 

 

Part 4 | How Brain Cancer Has Changed My Daily Routine

Michael talks about how brain cancer has changed his day-to-day life.

 

Part 5 | Communicating with Loved Ones

Michael offers some advice on how to communicate with loved ones about having a terminal illness.

 

 

Part 6 | How to Handle Friends Shying Away

Michael shares how he interacted with friends that weren't as comfortable talking about his condition.

 

Part 7 | How Spirituality Has Helped Me

Michael discusses how his religion and spirituality helped him through his battle with brain cancer.

 

Part 8 | How My Diet Has Changed

Michael discusses how his diet has changed since his brain cancer diagnosis.

 

Part 9 | My Family's Dynamic

Michael discusses the importance of family and support.

 

Part 10 | How to Stay Motivated

Michael talks about how his family, friends, and work help him to stay motivated through his brain cancer journey.

 

 

Part 11 | Speaking Out

Michael tells us what motivates him to speak out and raise awareness for brain cancer.

 

 

Part 12 | Planning for the Future

Michael discusses how he plans for the future.