Professional stock car driver Matt Tifft isn’t hiding from his recent
brain tumor surgery and recovery. Tifft, 20, was sidelined for nearly
three months after his surgery. Now he’s back in the driver’s seat, in
a car that shows his support for MRC partner the National Brain Tumor Society and
the upcoming Charlotte Brain Tumor Walk.
“I cannot tell you how proud I am to have the National Brain Tumor
Society on our car this weekend,” Tifft said in a Facebook post
before his March 4 NASCAR Xfinity series race in Atlanta.
Tifft told USA Today that doctors the noncancerous brain tumor
developed in his skull over a period of six to eight years. Other than
a sensitivity to light, Tifft said he had no real tumor symptoms.
He says he is relieved to be well and grateful to be back “in the
swing of things.”
“When I was sitting (out) and away from car, it made me appreciate
life more, including the little things that you thought were
aggravating,” Tifft said in USA Today. “When you’re away from the
track, you miss those things. You just want to get back in the swing
Tifft has been doing a lot of advocating for brain tumor patients.
Join Tifft and other brain tumor survivors in Charlotte on April 1, or
make a donation: