A Story About an Anteater and Momma

Alumna Liz Holzemer never knew that life after UC Irvine would include neurosurgeons and brain tumors. After being diagnosed with meningioma, a common primary brain tumor, on Feb. 3, 2000, her life took a dramatic turn.
Holzemer, a former Features editor of the New University, graduated from UCI in 1991 with an English degree and went on to become a freelance journalist. When she and her husband wanted to start a family, she wondered why she wasn’t able to get pregnant. After experiencing frequent migraines, d