Stories of the Power of Hope

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Your Stories

 

Carolyn

Carolyn

In spring 2022, my cousin Carolyn was diagnosed with Glioblastoma. She’s always been so self reliant and independent and refuses even now to let her diagnoses or treatment get her down. Between treatments she’s traveling and experiencing everything she wants in this world and she is truly an inspiration to me and my family. – Kindly donated by Aynsley

 

Alysalah

 Alysalah

At 32 weeks pregnant, Alysalah had a neurological emergency and was rushed to hospital; 24hrs later, they removed a 6cmx6cm mass in her frontal lobe at Sunnybrook. Diagnosed as an Astrocytoma. Four Months later, she is a super Mom to our 3.5 month old daughter, anchor for the family and truly one of the strongest people I know hitting new milestones everyday. Special Thanks to Neurosurgery and Obstetrics at Sunnybrook and Toronto Rehab’s ABI team! – Kindly donated by Justin

 

Terri Lynn

Terri Lynn

Terri Lynn was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma in January 2010. She took several rounds of chemo and radiation but she sadly lost her long and courageous battle on May 27, 2022. Forever in my heart !! – Kindly donated by Madonna (Mom)

 

Ismat

Ammi

My Ammi (mother) passed away 25 years ago. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of her. She was vibrant, engaging, loved a good conversation, an incredible cook, fantastic mother and above all a caring human. She fought brain cancer like everything she did in life – calmly, quietly and with dignity. We lost her way too early – she was 53. I hope my support can help prevent another young woman from losing her mother. I hope you will support as well. – Kindly donated by Amtul

 

Albert

Albert

Hope was a driving force during his 2 years of treatment. Hope changed throughout his journey: hope to be cured, hope for no recurrence, hope to have minor side effects from his surgery and then, hope to live as long as possible with a good quality of life… Albert passed away on August 8, 2022 at the age of 8 from a recurrence of medulloblastoma. Today, I am hopeful that his story will help advance medicine and improve the care offered to brain tumour patients. – Kindly donated by Albert’s mom, Liliane

 

Dad

Keeley's Dad

My Dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 glioblastoma brain cancer on August 1, 2022. He has already gone through with radiation, oral chemotherapy and two surgeries. He is a fighter and I’m proud of him always. Your my hero Dad, I love you forever! – Kindly donated by Keeley

 

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie had just celebrated his 22nd birthday when he was diagnosed with a tumour in his temporal and frontal lobes. Deemed inoperable at the time, he underwent a biopsy and 6 grueling rounds of chemo followed by 33 radiation treatments. At age 28, Charlie had to undergo a craniotomy. His positive attitude and will to live his life on his terms no matter the cards dealt him has been an inspiration, a source of strength and of hope to his family and friends. A heartfelt and big thank you to Charlie’s cancer teams at Sacré-Coeur Hospital and Montreal’s Neuro. – Kindly donated by Charlie’s dad, Tony Breault

 

My Twin Sister

My Twin Sister

In February 2019, my identical twin was diagnosed with Glioblastoma and had less than a year, maybe only 4 months to live. Through her incredible healing journey of gratitude and positivity, she beat that prognosis by months. We said goodbye in October 2020, but still feel her with us always. – Kindly donated by Kirsten

 

Michael

Michael Adam

Our life turned upside down on August 1, 2022 when my husband, Michael, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma grade IV. He’s endured 2 brain surgeries, radiation, oral chemo, and blood transfusions. He continues his fight with positivity, humour and hope. I am in awe of his fighting spirit. He is our Sonic, our Rocky, our Warrior. We’re all in this together! – Kindly donated by Michael’s wife, Paula