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

Dillabough, Paige

Dillabough, Paige

My name is Paige Dillabough. In January 2003, I was diagnosed with a Medullablastoma-a malignant brain tumour located in the cerebellum area of the brain.
Detlor, Perry

Detlor, Perry

My good friend Perry Detlor left us in December 2000. Perry was a great guy, good friend and a funny man.
Dorion, Stephanie

Dorion, Stephanie

Stephanie Dorion had surgery for a Central Neurocytoma on April 4, 2003 when she was 6 weeks pregnant with her son.
Drewnowsky, Marshall

Drewnowsky, Marshall

This is Marshall’s hat.
Doherty, Angela

Doherty, Angela

Durelle, Heather

Durelle, Heather

My name is Heather and at the age of 38, I was diagnosed with a Meningioma brain tumour.
Dinsmore, Bev

Dinsmore, Bev

In memory of our father and husband, BEV DINSMORE, who lost his 2 ½ year battle with brain cancer on July 15, 2004.
Duffin, Nicole

Duffin, Nicole

Nicole Victoria Duffin, you are an inspiration to us all!
Dowling, Peter

Dowling, Peter

Our son, Peter, lived with a brain tumour for over 12 years, but never once did he want the tumour to define who he was.
Di Bacco, Tony

Di Bacco, Tony

I will Survive Team
Dick, Bunny

Dick, Bunny

Dick has lived his life in Saskatchewan, both in the country and in Saskatoon

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Courtney’s Story of Stability

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Tommy's Story: Fellowship recipient

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