Brain Cancer Survivor Story

The Thousand Oaks’ and Simi Valley’s Wireless Council’s consultant can see beauty in this? Words fail me when I try to explain the mind of a human who could see beauty in a cell tower, and not in the landscape… Take a look at this latest tweet . . . unbelievable:

Read Jonathon Kramer’s recent tweet.

Sent: 4/7/2019 8:28:36 PM Pacific Standard Time
Subject: RE: Celll Towers in our Neighborhoods

Dear Kio,

I was very sorry to read your email and hear of your struggles with brain cancer. I commend you for being a fighter and pressing forward with your life and contribution to our community.

Thank you for taking the time to share your concern about 5G cell tower installations.

The federal government and specifically the Federal Communications Commission has established guidelines or rules that mandate the access and installation of cell towers. Because of this, the city council took proactive steps to draft an ordinance that restricts cell tower installation on aesthetic grounds and limits their installation in residential areas. Aesthetic considerations is the one area wherein the FCC allows restrictions and local control. We have done this so we can protect our citizens as best we can while lawsuits and lobbying takes place at the Federal level. Because this is federally mandated, I encourage you to share your concerns with our US Senator and Representative.

I certainly am concerned for the health and welfare of our citizens and will be watching this issue closely.


Elaine Litster
City of Simi Valley
Council Member

On 4/6/19, Kio Ebrahimzadeh wrote:

Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2019 3:31 PM
To: Mayor Mashburn; Mayor Pro Tem Cavanaugh; Council Member Judge; Council Member Luevanos; Council Member Litster
Subject: Celll Towers in our Neighborhoods

Dear Honorable Mayor Mashburn and Honorable Simi Valley City Council Members,

I am contacting you in regards to allowing Cell Towers to be installed on our light poles in residential neighborhoods. I became aware of this on 4/5/19, and I want to share my personal experiences with you on this subject, because this is a serious health risk for your residents. I am not able to attend the City Council meeting on this subject, as I have a critical routine of rest, diet, and exercise that I have to follow each day to have a normal day for me. Therefore I am contacting you about this via email.

My name is Kio Ebrahimzadeh. I am a Retired Simi Valley Police Officer. I have been living in Simi Valley since 2003. The reason I was retired was because of stage 3 brain cancer which was determined to be a work related injury for Police Officers and Fire Fighters because of our exposure to EMFs and RFs from our radio equipment while we were on duty.

The incidences are currently low, but the risks exist. My brain tumor was on my right temporal lobe directly below where our antennas were mounted on top of our patrol cars. Therefore the location of my brain tumor directly correlates to where I sat in the patrol car as the driver.

My brain cancer was discovered on Jan. 4, 2001 when I had a grand mall seizure while on duty. At that time I was an Oxnard Police Officer. I had created a wonderful life for myself, and had worked hard to get there after completing a 4 year college degree. I was in a career that I loved, Police work wasn’t work for me. I earned 3 commendations from the Ventura County District Attorney’s office during my career that got cut short. I also earned two 10851 VC Awards from the State/CHP for recovering stolen vehicles at Oxnard PD. I still hold those records at Oxnard PD.

My life forever changed after the brain cancer, and I ultimately had to leave the career that I loved because of it. After brain surgery and treatments I went back to work at Oxnard PD working full time on patrol a year later. Because of my brain fatigue and cognitive impairments the busy work at Oxnard PD became demanding and difficult on my health. I was making mistakes which were out of character for me, and I was not able to keep up with the pace of work. Including being out in the field without my gun. Instead of accepting retirement, I transferred to Simi Valley PD in February 2004 in hopes to remain in my career in a safer, slower paced environment. Sadly that effort was a waste of time, as I still couldn’t keep up with the pace of work, and I soon realized that I was putting myself and those around me at risk because of my brain fatigue and cognitive impairments.

Sadly I was retired from Simi PD in September 2004. I worked 3 more years full time in my career after the brain cancer started because that is home much I loved my career. Most people in my situation would have retired from day 1 and never looked back. After I was retired I worked full time in civilian capacity for 5 months until I realized even that was too demanding on my health.

Here is a link to my survivor story from which I have been helping out other brain cancer patients as of 2003. In it I also mention the reason for it the exposure to EMFs and RFs from our radio equipment:, also included below

These cell towers in our residential neighborhoods would be more dangerous because they emit stronger EMFs and RFs and we would be at great risk to daily exposure, 24 hours a day 7 days per week. Please do what is in the best health interests of the residents of the City of Simi Valley, and prevent this from happening.


Kio Ebrahimzadeh


On Jan. 4th of 2001, I suffered a grand mall seizure, while on duty, having lunch which led to finding a brain tumor in my right temporal lobe. Luckily a fellow Police Officer and I were sitting down having lunch when this happened. I was rushed to our local ER in an ambulance.

Prior to the seizure I experienced small temporal lobe headaches when I was waking up, 3-4 times per month for almost two years. I got used to it, as it would go away after a few hours. After that 2-3 unexplained nose bleeds in my sleep during the year prior to the seizure. Then my left arm went numb for 2-3 days, two months before the seizure. I reported it all to my doctor, and he did nothing about it.

I had just turned 30 at the time, just starting to advance in my career as a Police Officer, with almost five years on. I was devastated. I already had established my reputation as a Police Officer with the quality of work that I was doing. I had already been selected as a Field Training Officer in 2000. I had already earned two commendations from our Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, and my first 10851 V.C. Award from the State/CHP for recovering stolen vehicles. My only option was surgery. I was told that I had to have it immediately.

I went to UCLA, went to two neurosurgeons there. During a brain mapping test, the memory test went bad, which led the second neurosurgeon to believe that he could only remove 50-60% of the tumor, and I would have to have treatment for the rest of my life. I declined that option, and decided to get a third opinion. My family and friends all did some research on the internet, and came up with one name: Dr. Keith Black.

I went to Cedars Sinai, and met with Dr. Keith Black. His knowledge, grace, and confidence made my decision easy. I chose to have my surgery done by Dr. Black. I’m still thankful I did today! He gave me my life back! I was guided by something the whole way. His golden hands are why I’m at where I’m at today! I later found out that the reason my memory test went bad at UCLA was because I was slightly over-sedated.

On Feb. 6th 2001, I had surgery by Dr. Black. I was released from the hospital two days later. The tumor was completely removed without causing any injury or damage. A week later the final biopsy came back on the tumor. It was determined to be a grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma with grade 4 cells. Not what I had hoped for. On the scans I was told that it looked benign.

My options were radiation, then chemotherapy. I just wanted to get back to my life and career as soon as possible. I knew it was going to be a rough road. I was later told that most people with my type of tumor don’t survive. That inspired me to prove them wrong. I’m kind of stubborn like that. Beginning two weeks after surgery I had almost seven weeks of daily radiation therapy which was the most difficult part of the whole experience. There were days when I would go to radiation and come home doing nothing else but eating, sleeping and resting for the next day. I looked forward to the weekends because there was no radiation. I finished radiation in April, 2001. I was advised that chemotherapy would be a very wise decision in my case. I am a gambler, but didn’t want to roll the dice on this one.

I went to a local oncologist who told me that traditional chemotherapy, IV injections, was all that was available for me. He said that it would only have a 50-50% chance of working for a brain tumor patient. This obviously caused great concern for me. Why would I want to get sicker if there was only a 50-50% chance of it being successful? He told me that if I were his son, he would refer me back to UCLA for the post care. I sincerely thank Dr. Reynolds for his honesty and integrity.

I listened to his advice and went to Dr. Tim Cloughesy at UCLA. Dr. Cloughesy informed me of a new type of chemotherapy (pill form) that was out, called Temodar, which was brain specific, and FDA approved in 1999. I didn’t hesitate, let’s get it done! Twelve months of chemotherapy (Temodar) started in July of 2001 with monthly MRI scans and doctors visits. I’ve been in good hands under Dr. Cloughesy’s care ever since. Dr. Cloughesy’s amazing kindness, care, diligence, knowledge, experience, and support for his patients make it easy.

Sometime around October 2001 my doctor said I was doing so well that I convinced him to let me go back to work part time, doing desk work. For me it was heaven to just be back to my career, even if it was part time. I was bored as well, as my family lives in LA and the only other thing that kept me occupied at the time was doing light weight lifting, playing basketball, running, or walking my dog just to get out of the house. My family, friends, and second family at the Oxnard Police Department were there with me the whole way. Being around such good people inspired me to get back to my career/normal life as soon as possible,

Jan. 2002, I was ready to get back in the saddle. I went back to work full-time on patrol. Doctors said to do anything that was therapeutic and makes me happy. Keeping the brain happy and positive was the prescription. Being a Police Officer was what made me happy, and being on the sidelines for almost a year was tough to swallow. What I needed to do was very clear. As soon as I went back I resumed my position as a Field Training Officer. My supervisors and peers saw that I was still the same Kio not lacking in quality, performance or skills. With the remaining cycles of chemotherapy I took about one week per month off from work for the treatments until I was done. I didn’t want to be sidelined any longer. I went back to work with vigor taking criminals off the streets to make up for lost time. I was still doing the quality work of work that I was known for, but not the quantity.

In June of 2002, while I was on duty in uniform, I ran into the doctor that had told me I wasn’t going to live. He had last seen me in April 2001. After I picked his jaw up from the ground, he told me that I was a "walking miracle", as I showed off the one inch of muscle that I had regained on my arms. You can go to the best doctors and have the most advanced treatments and medicine, but the rest falls on you!

In 2003, I earned my third commendation from our Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, and also my second 10851 V.C. Award from the State/CHP for recovering stolen vehicles. I still hold those records at the Oxnard Police Department.

Sadly in 2004 I was retired from the career that I loved, because it became too difficult and demanding on my health. But I tried to make it work for 3 more years, because of my love and passion for my career. After that I quickly became aware that I could no longer work full time in any capacity. In 2005, I went on to work part time, protecting celebrities. Which was the perfect scenario for me, given my health status.

I was still protecting and serving, but in a much less demanding, and less dangerous environment. It gave me purpose and I enjoyed it. From 2007 forward I worked part time for Playboy only. In March 2010, I had a small seizure going in to work on my fourth day during that week. Dr. Cloughesy advised me to put work aside or work less. I promised him that I would work less, and not overexert myself, given my new limitations. Who would want to stop working for Playboy? Sadly in 2011, I had to put that fun, easy work aside, as it became too demanding on my health.

My brain cancer was determined to be a work related injury for Police Officers and Fire Fighters because of our radio equipment. Prolonged exposure to (Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) and pulsed, data-modulated, Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Microwave Radiation (RF-EMR) from our radio equipment. I also found out that cell phones transmit strong RF-EMR. I’ve kept my cell phone away from me ever since. If I am on it, I use a wired head set. Please keep this in mind, if you use your cell phone regularly, especially for work. Make it a habit to use cell phones sparingly, wisely and safely.

I chose to fulfill my goals, remain in my career, continue on and impress my family and friends. I chose to live. My story was filmed up until the end of radiation and was airing on Discovery Health. I want people in my situation, or any other life threatening situation to know that:


Be strong, be positive, be active, never quit, keep the faith! and always remember that someone else has it worse than you do. I’ve followed these ideals, and I’m now an 18 year Survivor as of January 4, 2019 !

Also regarding the stage IV stomach cancer that I was dealing with last year, I did 7 rounds of Immunotherapy treatments Keytruda from Jan-Aug. All the cancer was GONE!! Keytruda is an amazing miracle drug as it wiped out stage IV cancers in my body. The treatments were 30 minute infusions, very light and smooth, the only side effect that I felt was a little fatigue. My oncologist had me do 3 additional rounds from Oct.-Dec. to finish this off for me and kill off anything that isn’t visible in the scans. He said since I have had such great success with the Keytruda, this should do it for me. Just monitoring by Pet CTs for the next 5 years. I’m already 14 months past that, and I wouldn’t be here without the Keytruda.


Kio Ebrahimzadeh, Southern, CA