Hats Tribute

At first glance, an assortment of bike helmets, toques, baseball caps and panama hats seems to have little significance. The collection that is the Hats Tribute however, is anything but ordinary.

Each hat represents the many faces of brain tumours. Each one belongs to a diagnosed patient who has taken the courageous, often life-changing, journey with the disease. Included with many of the hats is a photo of the inspirational person who has been affected, along with a story which shares their personal triumphs and challenges.

By clicking on the photos below, you can view the hats and read inspiring stories of courage. 'Thank You' to everyone who has helped with this display.

(If you have contributed a hat and/or story to the Hats Tribute, we welcome updates of all kinds. You can change the story, add new photos etc.)

You can also view videos of the Hats Tribute.

 

To contribute a hat or update a story, please contact:

Amy Mathias
Digital Community Engagement Coordinator
amathias@braintumour.ca

Anonymous

Anonymous

Thank you for the best gift anyone could give - you!
Ann, Mary Catherine

Ann, Mary Catherine

On April 27, 2009 our lives changed forever! Our mother, Mary Catherine Ann was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Stage 4 Brain Tumour.
Andrews, Ronald H.

Andrews, Ronald H.

In loving memory of Ronald H. Andrews. March 2, 1948 - February 8, 2006.
Ajax Support Group

Ajax Support Group

Ajax Support Group Together in hope, we can Imagine a Cure! This hat is in remembrance of all those we have lost.
Aislinn

Aislinn

Aislinn, 19 years old, London, Ontario. Temporal lobe benign brain tumour. Surgery 5.5 hours. Outlook is great!
Acchione, Mario

Acchione, Mario

See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. Exodus 23:20.
Armstrong, Andrea

Armstrong, Andrea

In loving memory of Andrea Armstrong. May 26, 1978 - May 14, 2002. Dearly loved and forever in our hearts.
Barteski, Allister J.

Barteski, Allister J.

Eternal Rest Grant Unto him. O Lord & Let Perpetual Light Shine upon him. September 10, 1966 - March 6, 2002.
Bierer, Riley

Bierer, Riley

Riley Bierer was 6 years, 8 months old when he was diagnosed with a Medulloblastoma
Bishop, Jon

Bishop, Jon

Jon was an active, fun-loving, independent-spirited man. He loved to wear a white ball cap.
Bloom, David Samuel

Bloom, David Samuel

David Samuel Bloom, you loved life.
Brecht, Linda

Brecht, Linda

I was having dinner at the Swiss Chalet on November 1, 2002. The next thing I know I had a nurse taking blood from my arm.
Breton,  Normand

Breton, Normand

This is Normand Breton. 3 years ago, before he got sick. He loved projects!
Bridge, Cathleen

Bridge, Cathleen

Cathleen Bridge loved the beach and sunshine.
Bruce, Calum Ferguson

Bruce, Calum Ferguson

His smile was always there as he dealt with his long life health issues from a progressive seizure disorder to the diagnosis of a left parietal astrocytoma
Brûlé, Diane

Brûlé, Diane

Diane Brûlé brain tumour survivor. "Wanting to help others." Sturgeon Falls, Ontario.
Cann, Christopher Mark

Cann, Christopher Mark

October 25, 1985 - August 8, 2006
Capretta, Jennifer

Capretta, Jennifer

In Loving Memory of Jennifer Capretta, November 25, 1979 - June 19, 2008
Cranstone, Jordan

Cranstone, Jordan

This hat is in memory of our 7 year old son, Jordan. The oldest of our 3 children, Jordan was an amazing son and brother to his little sisters Paige, and Ella.
Cropo, Tony

Cropo, Tony

Tony was diagnosed with an Oligodendroglioma Meningioma tumour.
Dillabough, Paige

Dillabough, Paige

My name is Paige Dillabough. In January 2003, I was diagnosed with a Medullablastoma-a malignant brain tumour located in the cerebellum area of the brain.
Detlor, Perry

Detlor, Perry

My good friend Perry Detlor left us in December 2000. Perry was a great guy, good friend and a funny man.
Dorion, Stephanie

Dorion, Stephanie

Stephanie Dorion had surgery for a Central Neurocytoma on April 4, 2003 when she was 6 weeks pregnant with her son.
Drewnowsky, Marshall

Drewnowsky, Marshall

This is Marshall’s hat.
Elgie, Mike

Elgie, Mike

Our 18 year-old son was diagnosed with an astrocytoma in his cerebellum, which affected his balance
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