Hats Tribute

At first glance, an assortment of bike helmets, toques, baseball caps and panama hats seems to have little significance. The collection that is the Hats Tribute however, is anything but ordinary.

Each hat represents the many faces of brain tumours. Each one belongs to a diagnosed patient who has taken the courageous, often life-changing, journey with the disease. Included with many of the hats is a photo of the inspirational person who has been affected, along with a story which shares their personal triumphs and challenges.

By clicking on the photos below, you can view the hats and read inspiring stories of courage. 'Thank You' to everyone who has helped with this display.

(If you have contributed a hat and/or story to the Hats Tribute, we welcome updates of all kinds. You can change the story, add new photos etc.)

You can also view videos of the Hats Tribute.

 

To contribute a hat or update a story, please contact:

Amy Mathias
Online Community Engagement Associate
amathias@braintumour.ca

Anonymous

Anonymous

Thank you for the best gift anyone could give - you!
Ann, Mary Catherine

Ann, Mary Catherine

On April 27, 2009 our lives changed forever! Our mother, Mary Catherine Ann was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Stage 4 Brain Tumour.
Andrews, Ronald H.

Andrews, Ronald H.

In loving memory of Ronald H. Andrews. March 2, 1948 - February 8, 2006.
Ajax Support Group

Ajax Support Group

Ajax Support Group Together in hope, we can Imagine a Cure! This hat is in remembrance of all those we have lost.
Aislinn

Aislinn

Aislinn, 19 years old, London, Ontario. Temporal lobe benign brain tumour. Surgery 5.5 hours. Outlook is great!
Acchione, Mario

Acchione, Mario

See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. Exodus 23:20.
Armstrong, Andrea

Armstrong, Andrea

In loving memory of Andrea Armstrong. May 26, 1978 - May 14, 2002. Dearly loved and forever in our hearts.

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