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.

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

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