Stories: In Your Words

Your stories. Written by you.

This collection of personal stories have been written by brain tumour patients and survivors as well as their loved ones. They are personal perspectives on about how patients and families find strength and hope and stories of perseverance.

We are honoured to be able to share these stories and say 'Thank You' to everyone who has shared.  You can share your story by entering it on the Share Your Story form now!

Brigitte

Brigitte's Story of finding support

I was first diagnosed in 2010. I had symptoms of extreme pressure and pain, my sight had deteriorated, I was very nauseous and dizzy. Once the MRI was reviewed, my GP made some calls and told me that I was to go directly to the ER department at University Hospital in London, that they were awaiting my arrival for surgery. And so, my journey began.

Breanne’s Story: Finding Hope in Accepting My New Normal

Breanne’s Story: Finding Hope in Accepting My New Normal

My life before diagnosis was pretty hectic. I was very active, volunteered at a local animal shelter, was involved in organizing an ultimate disc league, went back to school to complete my BSc degree, worked full time as a Radiation Therapist, and was a “mother” to two rescue dogs.

Bob

Bob's Story: Spirituality and Happiness

Life was going well… Then it happened. On September 13, 2013 I was admitted to Vancouver General Hospital with a brain tumour which, according to the surgeon, was the largest he had operated on to date. The size and location of my disease within the brain left me with significant permanent problems.

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Courtney’s Story of Stability

Stability. It’s a strange concept when you have what it known to be a progressive, life long illness. You hear the words, “Your tumour growth is stable” and for a moment you think someone is playing the world’s worst prank on you.

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Spotlight

Stephen's Story: "I have faith that we will meet again"

Stephen and I chatted on what should have been his 32nd Wedding Anniversary. Stephen and Susan were married for 30 years and were best...

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Tommy's Story: Fellowship recipient

Dr. Tommy Alain, the very first research Fellow funded by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada through the William Donald Nash Brain...

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