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.

Jack and LilLilli's Story: "Not so benign"

When Team Jack and Lil lace up their sneakers for the 2016 Toronto Brain Tumour Walk, it will be the first time that team captain Lilli takes part in the annual fundraiser. But for Lilli, who named the team after a “term of an endearment” she has for her own brain tumour and the popular Jack and Jill nursery rhyme, it’s also a bittersweet occasion.
FinleyFinley's Story: “Things are really different now than they were two, even one year ago!”

This June, 7-year-old Finley Kroeker will take part in the 2016 Winnipeg Brain Tumour Walk for his first time. Over the past two years, Finley has gone through more than what most people do their entire lives – and his brain tumour journey continues still.

Baby GordonJerfield's Story: “We felt loved and that helped us to stay strong.”

The world first heard of Baby Gordie this past spring, when his parents, Joshua and Jerfield, shared their family’s tragic story: Baby Gordie, just one month old, had a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer – one that sadly took his very short life on March 18, 2016.
 

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“I'm going to do as much as I can with each day”

When John Hatcher laces up his running shoes on Saturday, October 2, 2016 he joins over a dozen of his family members and friends for the Newfoundland & Labrador Brain Tumour Walk as team Astro-Blasters. "It's our first year," he explains, "and knowing first-hand how little is said or recognized about brain tumours, we want to help any way we can." Over the past eight years, John has undergone radiation, multiple brain surgeries and, now, chemotherapy for the tumour.

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'A Friend in Hope'

This colourful book tells the story of a little girl and her journey with a brain tumour...

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Theresa's Story: When there’s a will, there’s a way

For Theresa Acchione Parkinson, it’s been 15 years since her father passed away from glioblastoma brain cancer. And while Theresa...

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Upcoming Events

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