(L to R): Antonio, Emily, Carlos, Lizi, Tony

(L to R): Antonio, Emily, Carlos, Lizi, Tony

The Goitia Family

Our story is about faith and hope. It started during a year of struggle and hardship. Like it was for many families, the economic crisis of 2008-2009 was a hard time for us financially. Business was hard and struggled to make ends meet. I remember that we were just trying to survive and get by with enough to cover our electric and water bills.

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Angels for Tony Goitia

Our cousin, Tony Goitia, pictured here with the Duke University Polio vaccine trial team, is a true survivor. A decade ago, he was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. It is the same form of cancer that felled Sen. John McCain, Sen. Ted Kennedy, and Vice President Joe Biden's son, Beau. No one, famous or not, survives long with this cancer. Tony fought it successfully for a decade in a remarkable story you would not believe. His courage is exceeded only by his love of family and friends, including some among the latter whom he spared no effort to help battle this disease, too.

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About MBTC

Welcome to the Miami Brain Tumor Coalition (MBTC). We are a charitable organization dedicated to finding a cure for brain tumors and brain cancer (BT/BC). We know and understand what you are going through and that this family of illnesses is first and foremost about people because we have walked in your shoes. At MBTC we want you to know that you have a friend who understands what you are going through and that you are not alone in this fight.

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If you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor or brain cancer, please know that you are not alone. The Miami Brain Tumor Coalition was founded by small group of families just like yours, and we were once exactly where you are now.


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