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

Reath, Barry

Reath, Barry

1946 - 2004
Reiber, Deven

Reiber, Deven

18 year survivor!
Reiker, Deby

Reiker, Deby

In December 2002 I was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
Renaud, Christopher

Renaud, Christopher

As one of the facilitators for the Windsor Support Group, I want to say that Chris is far too modest to brag about himself.
Reynolds, Karen

Reynolds, Karen

This is the corporate hat of Karen Reynolds± company, Auto Control Medical.
Robb, Doug

Robb, Doug

Hi! I am Doug Robb.
Robertson, Alfred

Robertson, Alfred

Thanks, dad, for your inspiration and for your continued spirit with us!
Rousell, René

Rousell, René

René Rousell took his last breath surrounded by his loved ones on March 26th, 2009 after battling with a stage 3-4 Oligodendroglioma brain tumour.
Rae, Rachel Dawn

Rae, Rachel Dawn

Rachel Dawn Rae: November 11, 1974 – August 14, 2010 This is my sister Rachel and her “infamous hat”.
Reed, Marilyn

Reed, Marilyn


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