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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Kate's Mum's Story

"May 2006 is a month I will never forget. That was the moment that everything became before the cancer, and after the cancer. It was a mark in time that would forever change my family"... Read more about Kate's Mum's story from her diagnosis of glioblastoma in 2006 and how Mum has beaten the odds to still be here today.

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Roy and the Gamma Knife – A Happy Tale

I had headaches, almost daily, for 10 years or more. It was a rare day if I did not have a headache. I used to joke that I should own...

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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...

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