|Services subscriptions digital newspaper place an ad miami. Com momsmiami. Com elnuevoherald. Com public notices health logout member center weather | traffic home news sports entertainment business living opinion jobs cars real estate shop classifieds health | pets | travel | food & wine | home & garden | fashion & beauty | horoscopes the miami herald > living > health posted on tuesday, 08. 28. 12 posted on tuesday, 08. 28. 12 email print comment reprints tool name close [x] tool goes here health former miami english teacher with brain cancer prepares to journey across country by lidia dinkova the miami herald photos how to help to donate to david menascheâ€™s project visit all proceeds will fund his trip and the pre-production costs of a documentary film based on his journey. buy cheap viagra buy viagra buy cheap viagra buy generic viagra buy viagra online viagra for sale cheap viagra viagra for sale viagra without a doctor prescription buy cheap viagra For more information and to follow david menascheâ€™s journey and his blog posts, visit the david menasche vision quest facebook page at by lidia dinkova special to the miami herald on any other fall weekday, david menasche would be in a classroom, teaching english literature to high-school students. But this nov. 2, a friday, he will strap on a backpack stuffed with things like clothes and a toothbrush , say goodbye to his wife paula and dogs lucy and milo, and step out of his banana-colored miami home. With the help of a red-tipped cane, he will walk to the nearest bus stop. The no. 42 bus will take him to metrorail. From then on itâ€™s train after train, bus after bus, taking him out of florida, through louisiana, texas, new mexico and arizona, into california. Then he is off to places like chicago and boston, eventually making his way back home. On his journey he will make more than 80 stops on his odyssey to visit as many former students as he can get to. Partially blind and with difficulty moving his left leg and hand because of brain cancer, menasche said â€śenthusiasm, excitement, curiosity and verveâ€ť best describe how he feels about his upcoming journey. In 2006, he was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a lemon-size brain tumor in his right temporal lobe. Glioblastoma tumors are part of the glioma category of brain and spinal tumors that develop from the brainâ€™s glial cells. The cause is unknown, said dr. Deborah heros, a neuro-oncologist at the university of miami sylvester comprehensive cancer center. Glioblastoma is the most aggressive type of glioma tumor, as it is likely to grow and recur. No treatment can completely get rid of the tumor; usual therapies can only keep it under control. For six years menasche has battled the disease through a series of treatments: years of chemotherapy; 30 rounds of maximum levels of radiation; and three surgeries that left him missing chunks of his memory. â€śto say that my memory is like swiss cheese would be an insult to both the swiss and cheese,â€ť sa.