48 episodes

Now in its third season, Game On Glio was the first of its kind to create a media platform for telling the stories and journeys of those diagnosed with brain cancers such as Glioblastoma. Expanding on its original platform, this show shines a light on grief and loss, brain cancer education and stories, and provides inspiration, hope, and second chances! Guests include caregivers, scientists, therapists, patients, widows(ers), non-profits, well known personalities, and authors. The mission of this show is to find a way to give a voice to those that need it most, bring education and advocacy to brain cancers, grief and loss, and to remind all of us that second chances do exist. There’s always hope! Host--Shannon (S.M.) Traphagen
**Disclaimer-this podcast is not a medical podcast. It is designed to offer guidance and information, tell stories, offer hope, and advocate for those dealing with these topics. While medical experts are on the show, questions regarding your medical care should be directed to your primary care doctor or contact the resources on the website to obtain further information.

The Game On Glio Podcast Shannon Traphagen (S.M. Traphagen)

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Now in its third season, Game On Glio was the first of its kind to create a media platform for telling the stories and journeys of those diagnosed with brain cancers such as Glioblastoma. Expanding on its original platform, this show shines a light on grief and loss, brain cancer education and stories, and provides inspiration, hope, and second chances! Guests include caregivers, scientists, therapists, patients, widows(ers), non-profits, well known personalities, and authors. The mission of this show is to find a way to give a voice to those that need it most, bring education and advocacy to brain cancers, grief and loss, and to remind all of us that second chances do exist. There’s always hope! Host--Shannon (S.M.) Traphagen
**Disclaimer-this podcast is not a medical podcast. It is designed to offer guidance and information, tell stories, offer hope, and advocate for those dealing with these topics. While medical experts are on the show, questions regarding your medical care should be directed to your primary care doctor or contact the resources on the website to obtain further information.

    S4 Ep 1: "We are what we grow beyond" -Guests Vikram Bhaskaran & Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna

    S4 Ep 1: "We are what we grow beyond" -Guests Vikram Bhaskaran & Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna

    To kick off brain cancer awareness month 2024, I sit down with Roon app creators Rohan Ramakrishna & Vikram Bhaskaran in episode 1 of Season 4 of The Game On Glio Podcast.
    We dive into the importance of real time information and the need for advocacy when it comes to serious diseases like Glioblastoma. My guests also explain why they felt the need to create an app like Roon.
    The Roon app offers people an opportunity to get extensive information from actual clinicians and doctors, to search for questions they didn't get to ask with their own personal doctors, and to hear from mental health experts, patients, caregivers, and holistic practitioners. 
     
    Season Sponsors:
    GammaTile Therapy
    Imvax Inc.
     
    Episode Sponsor:
    Roon.com
     
     
     
     

    • 56 min
    S3 Ep 12: ”Tackle What’s Next” -Guest Eric Wood

    S3 Ep 12: ”Tackle What’s Next” -Guest Eric Wood

    When Eric Wood sat in a delivery room supporting his wife as she gave birth to their child, he didn't expect to find out that his NFL career was over. It was 2018 and the middle of the football season; Wood had played his entire career for the Buffalo Bills football team, but his path there was narrow and included a bit of destiny. Wood knew full well how fortunate he had been, especially since he had already seen loss and challenges in his life. So, when another challenge knocked at his door, Wood rose to the challenge and overcame it.
    In this episode, Wood sits down with me to talk about tips to help overcome challenges, gain confidence and what it really means to "win" (hint: it's not what you think). We also discuss the importance of being grounded in life and in relationships and how his faith carries him through life.
    This is a powerful holiday episode you won't want to miss.
    **extended audio version. For video, visit our YouTube Channel.
     
    Season Sponsors:
    GammaTile Therapy
    Imvax Inc.
     
    Episode Sponsor:
    UBNS (UB Neurosurgery)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    S3 Ep 11: ”Hope for the Holidays” -Guest Kate Glaser of Hope Rises Network

    S3 Ep 11: ”Hope for the Holidays” -Guest Kate Glaser of Hope Rises Network

    In this episode, Kate sits down with me to discuss the power of hope, faith, family, and never giving up--even when you think all hope is lost.
    Her foundation, Hope Rises, shares hope-filled news every single day, as well as hosting powerful giveback projects. To date, they have raised over $300,000+ and change countless lives through charitable efforts of love which include the Shine Gold fundraiser for pediatric cancer and fundraising for veterans at WNY Heroes.
    Learn more and find out how you can donate to Hope Rises by visiting our website thegameongliopodcast.com
    You can listen to this episode or watch it over at our YouTube channel (Game On Glio Podcast).
     
    This season is sponsored by GammaTile Therapy and Imvax Inc.
     
    Episode 11 is sponsored by UBNS 

    • 56 min
    S3 Ep 10: ”The Power of Faith in Grieving” -Guest Amber Jackson

    S3 Ep 10: ”The Power of Faith in Grieving” -Guest Amber Jackson

    When Amber Jackson met her husband Tim, she describes it, "He came across my sky and lit it up, and now he's gone just as quickly."
    Amber and Tim were both nurses at the same hospital, and very quickly realized they were soulmates and meant to be together. Within five years they got married and had two beautiful kids.
    Then it all came crashing down when Tim was diagnosed with brain cancer.
    Amber shares her story of resilience, caring for 4 small children, one of whom has special needs, and navigating being single while carrying space as a young widow.
    Listen now!
     
    Season Sponsors: GammaTile Therapy, Imvax Inc.
     
    Episode Sponsor: UBNS

    • 1 hr
    S3 Ep 9: ”My Journey into Positive Psychology After Brain Cancer”--Guest Chris Baccash

    S3 Ep 9: ”My Journey into Positive Psychology After Brain Cancer”--Guest Chris Baccash

    At the time of his diagnosis, Chris Baccash had a full time analytics job and spent his weekends racing and training with the Doylestown Bike Works elite cycling team. His accomplishments included the hardest event of the season — the 50-mile Bucks County Classic, in his hometown of Doylestown, PA, with a personal-best time.
    Of cycling at the time, Chris says, “When else do you get to ride through a beautiful countryside, side by side with a good friend, and have an uninterrupted conversation for five hours?”
    After being diagnosed with brain cancer, his perspective on what was important in life changed, “I knew that my situation was going to take a while to get corrected and I would have a chance to reprioritize,” he said. “It’s rare that we get these opportunities to pause and stop the show. I thought, ‘This is an opportunity to change my life.'"
    And that is what he did. Hear Chris's remarkable story and what he is doing today.
     
    Listen now!
     
    Season Sponsors: GammaTile Therapy, Imvax Inc.
     
    Episode Sponsor: UBNS

    • 54 min
    S3 Ep 8: ”A 5 year old with GBM shows us how to be brave ”--Guest Kelly Barnhart

    S3 Ep 8: ”A 5 year old with GBM shows us how to be brave ”--Guest Kelly Barnhart

    It's hard enough to imagine a young adult getting glioblastoma. But to hear of a baby having it truly tugs at the heart strings.
    Kelly Barnhart shares her incredible story with us of her 5 year old son Carson's GBM story.
    A mother of three, a wife, and an educator in the Buffalo school system as well as through Buffalo Hearing and Speech, Kelly has made it her mission to share Carson's pediatric cancer story to highlight congenital glioblastoma.
     
    Listen now!
    Season Sponsors:
    GammaTile Therapy
    Imvax Inc.
     
    Episode Sponsor:
    UBNS

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Slp ny ,

Amazing

The authenticity that Shannon’s life experiences lend to this podcast perfectly compliment the subjects she covers.

Chels Lo ,

Love this pod!

Such a great podcast on a unique and important subject!

nbritte ,

Just what I needed

This podcast was more than I expected and validated my feelings toward GBM and grieving the loss of my husband. Personal stories were so similar to mine I just wanted to shout out “me, too!” And experts who were willing to talk about new research and development gave me hope that one day there will be an advance in treatment.

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