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

MacDaonald, Matt

MacDaonald, Matt

This is Matt MacDonald. Matt was diagnosed at 11 with inoperable malignant brain tumour a "non-germinoma germ cell tumour".
MacKay, Gail

MacKay, Gail

Hi, my name is Gail MacKay and I was diagnosed in April of 1991 with Oligodendraglioma grade 2.
Malfara, Antonio

Malfara, Antonio

Antonio Malfara was a compete family man, hard-working, dedicated, loving with a heart of gold.
Markle, Emily

Markle, Emily

In honour of Emily Markle.
Marshall, Jason David

Marshall, Jason David

April 2, 1979 - June 17, 2008
Martin, Melissa

Martin, Melissa

In May of 2002, my life changed forever.
Mason

Mason

In November of 2002, after complaining about head and neck pains, our once healthy and delightful three year old son Mason was diagnosed with a Medulloblastoma aggressive brain tumour.
McClellan, Rick

McClellan, Rick

Rick lived life with courage, perseverence and a sense of humour. He said, "Life is to be enjoyed."
McDermott, Christopher Murray

McDermott, Christopher Murray

Born October 15, 1968 in Lachine, QC died at the age of 33 on Friday, May 17, 2002 in Toronto following a long and courageous battle with brain cancer.
McMurray, William A

McMurray, William A

12 Aug 1944 - 28 Sept 2010
Mizibrocky, Scott

Mizibrocky, Scott

Survivor and active volunteer at the Calgary Spring Sprint.
Moore, Frances

Moore, Frances

Hi, my name is Frances and I have a brain tumour.
Moore, Marie

Moore, Marie

As I am a former brain tumour patient, I am sending you a hat.
Morton, Rick

Morton, Rick

Kingston, ON.
Morrison, Guy

Morrison, Guy

In memory of Guy Morrison.
Motyka, Richard

Motyka, Richard

Worn by Richard, spring, summer and fall during treatment.
Mckenna

Mckenna's Hat

Our daughter Mckenna was diagnosed with a Pilocytic Astrocytoma in January, 2010.
McDowell, Angela

McDowell, Angela

My Mom was diagnosed with a brain lesion on April 20th, 2011 - it was 1.5 inches in diameter and located in her left temporal lobe.
Muzzerall, Dawn Marie

Muzzerall, Dawn Marie


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