Care & Support
You can find connections and lean on others who have experienced the diagnosis of a brain tumour. This includes a number of different way to connect to the brain tumour community such as:
Stories of Strength
These are just some of the stories of strength of the thousands of Canadians affected by a brain tumour. Find more stories in this section. And if you want to share your story, you can get started on this page.
Juanita’s Story: Love is how you stay alive
Pineapple upside-down cakes. Choir practice. The crack of a baseball bat. Deviled egg sandwiches. Nature walks. Heartfelt talks. When everything else falls away - when we push the chaos and triviality into the background - it is the simplicity of life that emerges. It’s the little things. The affection of a favourite pet, the satisfaction from a hard day’s work, the joy of piling the kids into the car for a drive-in movie.
Kery's Story of Strength
Kery Long has always been focused on how she can help others. As a little girl she made friends with the kids who seemed not to have many peers, and brought home stray animals all the time. This continued through her teenage years and into adulthood. Flash forward to the summer of 2013, Kery was a hardworking young woman, a goalie in both hockey and ringette, and mom to a few fur-babies, when she started to feel unwell.
Scott's Story of Strength
Married to his high school sweetheart Jessica and dedicated to health through intense bodybuilding training, the idea of a brain tumour was the furthest thing from Scott Cook’s mind in 2009. Preparing for an April 2009 bodybuilding show was Scott’s focus in the end of 2008. “It was to be my last show before we started a family,” he explains.
Bringing hope. Hope through research. Hope through patient support. Hope for a cure.
Paying it Forward: Has Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada made a difference in your life or the life of someone you care about? Your continued support is needed to ensure we are there to help all Canadians affected by a brain tumour.