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

Fehr, Susan

Fehr, Susan

Mom was diagnosed with a brain tumour on May 26th, 2004.
Forfar, Ross

Forfar, Ross

My husband Ross Forfar passed away September 1, 2005 from a glioblastoma.
Fernandez, Ruth Marie

Fernandez, Ruth Marie

Just one of the many lovely hats worn by Ruthie.
Fox, Brian

Fox, Brian

This hat belongs to Brain Fox.
Fraser, Irona

Fraser, Irona

It was 16 years ago that I was first diagnosed with a brain tumour. I feel very fortunate to still be a survivor.
Fraser, Mitchell Thomas Joseph

Fraser, Mitchell Thomas Joseph

On January 21st, Mitch was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumour.
Frances

Frances

Fluit, Menno

Fluit, Menno

Frasinelli, Will

Frasinelli, Will

Fisherman, Fan

Fisherman, Fan

As a 12 year Volunteer Ambassador for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, I dedicate this hat as a tribute to all of the HEROES I have met along the way.
French, David Benson

French, David Benson


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