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

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah was thirteen years old and in grade 8 when she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour in December 2006.
Schilkie, Lauralee

Schilkie, Lauralee

Lauralee was diagnosed with a brain tumour, glioblastoma multiforme, on November 29, 2002.
Schultz, Solomon

Schultz, Solomon

Solomon Schultz June 15, 2986 - May 25, 2001
Seewald, Ben

Seewald, Ben

In honour of Ben Seewald
Seewald, Ben

Seewald, Ben

This hat is significant to me for a few reasons.
Seewald, Ben

Seewald, Ben

Our son's brain tumour experience taught us many things.
Senior, Lesley-Ann

Senior, Lesley-Ann

This hat represents the community spirit that exists in my support group in Ajax, Ontario.
Spruce, Brent Tyler

Spruce, Brent Tyler

18 year brain tumour survivor.
Steeves, Riley

Steeves, Riley

Riley was dubbed SMILEY RILEY throughout his treatment for a Choroid Plexus Carcinoma.
Stefanovic, Bob

Stefanovic, Bob

This hat is a replica of Bob's hat worn during the summer of 2004.
Steven, Daniel Christopher

Steven, Daniel Christopher

December 24, 1976 - December 6, 2002
Stewart, Larry James

Stewart, Larry James

Larry was diagnosed with a glioblastoma astrocytoma in December 2002 with a very poor prognosis.
Storm, Ron

Storm, Ron

We miss you!
Sprawson, Jill and Andrew

Sprawson, Jill and Andrew

Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer!
Smith, Barry

Smith, Barry


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