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

Barteski, Allister J.

Barteski, Allister J.

Eternal Rest Grant Unto him. O Lord & Let Perpetual Light Shine upon him. September 10, 1966 - March 6, 2002.
Bierer, Riley

Bierer, Riley

Riley Bierer was 6 years, 8 months old when he was diagnosed with a Medulloblastoma
Bishop, Jon

Bishop, Jon

Jon was an active, fun-loving, independent-spirited man. He loved to wear a white ball cap.
Bloom, David Samuel

Bloom, David Samuel

David Samuel Bloom, you loved life.
Brecht, Linda

Brecht, Linda

I was having dinner at the Swiss Chalet on November 1, 2002. The next thing I know I had a nurse taking blood from my arm.
Breton,  Normand

Breton, Normand

This is Normand Breton. 3 years ago, before he got sick. He loved projects!
Bridge, Cathleen

Bridge, Cathleen

Cathleen Bridge loved the beach and sunshine.
Bruce, Calum Ferguson

Bruce, Calum Ferguson

His smile was always there as he dealt with his long life health issues from a progressive seizure disorder to the diagnosis of a left parietal astrocytoma
Brûlé, Diane

Brûlé, Diane

Diane Brûlé brain tumour survivor. "Wanting to help others." Sturgeon Falls, Ontario.
Brown, Claudette

Brown, Claudette

Breunis, Kamphorst

Breunis, Kamphorst

Breunis Kamphorst (1944-2000) His beautiful garden was his pride and joy. Many friends gathered here to enjoy the serenity he created. Breunis will live on the hearts of all that have met him.
Bacon, Sterling

Bacon, Sterling

When our busy, energetic 2 yr old began vomiting daily beginning May 2008, we weren’t overly concerned & were reassured when our Dr. suspected a “tummy bug” that would need a week or so to work through his system.
Bradt, Richard

Bradt, Richard

• Diagnosed Feb 2000 • I had lost part of the sight in one eye (the centre {say your face} was gone but I could see on the edges {the room around you})
Bell, David

Bell, David

At seventeen years old (1992) David enthusiastically entered UNB Chemical Engineering on scholarship.
BrainChild

BrainChild

Brown, Vilmore

Brown, Vilmore

This is a hat with the Jamaican flag.

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