A Look Back: Stories

Honouring those affected by a brain tumour who have shared their story over the years is one way we are marking this year's 30th anniversary of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Watch this space for more stories from the past over the course of the year.

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Murray's Story: 30 Years of Survival

A lot can happen over the course of 30 years: marriages, new homes, job changes and children. For Murray Cass, the past three decades have brought all of these things, plus something more: the journey with a brain tumour. Murray is a three-time brain tumour survivor, with 1982 marking his first diagnosis.
Gene Chiarello: Shutting Out Brain Tumours
A former OHL and University of New Brunswick goalie and brain tumour survivor Gene Chiarello became a National Spokesperson for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and the Spring Sprint program in 2006. His story is just as inspiring today as it was then. 



Do you have story that you want to share?

Perhaps you are a survivor and want to share your perspective on how the brain tumour community has evolved. You might be a donor who wants to share why you give to support brain tumour patients. Or you may be a family member of someone who has experienced a brain tumour. We'd like to hear from everyone!

To share your story, complete this form or contact:

Megan Winkler
Marketing and Communications Specialist
1-800-265-5106 ext. 232

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Courtney’s Story of Stability

Stability. It’s a strange concept when you have what it known to be a progressive, life long illness. You hear the words, “Your tumour growth is stable” and for a moment you think someone is playing the world’s worst prank on you.

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Stephen's Story: "I have faith that we will meet again"

Stephen and I chatted on what should have been his 32nd Wedding Anniversary. Stephen and Susan were married for 30 years and were best...

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Tommy's Story: Fellowship recipient

Dr. Tommy Alain, the very first research Fellow funded by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada through the William Donald Nash Brain...

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Upcoming Events

  • 23/Jan/2018: Groupe de soutien virtuel: Un groupe de soutien virtuel pour personnes touchées par une tumeur... Learn more >
  • 25/Jan/2018: Virtual Support Group East: Virtual Support Group for Eastern Canada... Learn more >
  • 25/Jan/2018: Sarnia Support Group: Meets at St. Giles Presbyterian Church,770 Lakeshore Road Sarnia, ON... Learn more >
  • 29/Jan/2018: Greater Sudbury Support Group: Meets at The Parkside Centre, 140 Durham Street, Sudbury, Ontario... Learn more >
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