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

Palmer, Renée

Palmer, Renée

In loving memory of Renée Palmer 1983-2008
Patterson, Hannah Chelsea

Patterson, Hannah Chelsea

January 14, 1994 - October 6, 1998
Paulson, Stewart J.

Paulson, Stewart J.

March 17, 1941 - August 28, 2008
Pawlinsky, Robbie

Pawlinsky, Robbie

Robbie Pawlinsky was diagnosed with an Olio brain tumour on September 14, 1999.
Peace, Michael John

Peace, Michael John

December 9, 1953 - October 6, 2000
Peterson, Aidan

Peterson, Aidan

Aidan…you're awesome!
Popoff, Mackenzie

Popoff, Mackenzie

Mackenzie Popoff was a 12 year old girl with her whole life ahead of her until Dec. 4, 2006.
Prongua, Charlie

Prongua, Charlie

I am a 51 year old husband and father of three.
Polson, Hugh

Polson, Hugh

He loved- his wife, daughters, extended family, friends and employees
Pankow, Kent

Pankow, Kent

Parsons, Jean

Parsons, Jean

Parent, Marg

Parent, Marg

This hat is to honour a special man who meant a lot to me from the first time I saw him in the delivery room at his birth and who still does four years after his death.

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