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The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children held its annual charity golf tournament at Chateau Elan on Tuesday. It was a chance for kids to try to forget their medical problems for a day and hit the links.

Most everyone at the golf course Tuesday has or had one; most are young or were very young when they were stricken.

Frederick Kunitz' tumor was discovered when he was 10. He's now 25. The tumor pretty much robbed him of his teenage years.

"When you have a brain tumor, you don't get to do things socially or activity-wise and be with your friends and live a normal life," he said.

For parents it's especially hard: survivors need help -- lots of help -- and attention. But it helps set priorities.

"You enjoy life so much more. You don't take things for granted like you used to," said one father. "I know that I was always geared into a career -- and I always said family came first, but I'm not quite sure that's a true statement. Family does come first now."

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