Riley and Coral-Ann's Story of Strength

Riley and Coral-Ann's Story of Strength

Riley was just six-and-a-half when he was diagnosed with a fast-growing medulloblastoma, one of the most common pediatric brain tumours.

He had to have several surgeries, plus chemotherapy and radiation, to treat the cancer. Riley had to learn how to walk and talk again.

He was fed through a tube for two years. But despite all of the challenges that came with Riley’s diagnosis and recovery, his family never lost hope.

It’s through the Pediatric Brain Tumour Handbook, and by meeting other families at BrainWAVE events and Brain Tumour Information Days, that they are able to understand the impact of the brain tumour on Riley and his future.

Watch Coral Ann and Riley share a bit of their strength in this eight minute video.

 

Thank you to Riley and Coral Ann for sharing their incredible story of strength.

Donate button   Give today to bring hope and support to brain tumour survivors like Riley..


< Back to Brain Tumour Awareness Month main >

< Back to all Stories of Courage and Hope >

 Story posted: October 2012. Since then, Brain Tumour Awareness Month has moved to May.


Share This

Featured Story

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.

Learn more

Spotlight

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...

Learn more

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...

Learn more

Upcoming Events

  • 24/Jul/2018: Groupe de soutien virtuel: Un groupe de soutien virtuel pour personnes touchées par une tumeur... Learn more >
  • 25/Jul/2018: Toronto Support Group: Meets at Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook, Toronto, ON... Learn more >
  • 29/Jul/2018: 11th Annual Black Diamond Car Show Presented by Thumbs Up: Black Diamond, AB... Learn more >
  • 02/Aug/2018: Ajax Support Group: Meets at St. Paul's United Church, 65 King's Crescent, Ajax, ON... Learn more >
View All Events >
Thank you to the donors whose contributions make this website and all programs, services and research possible.

Copyright © 2018 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Charitable Registration #BN118816339RR0001