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!

Holly

Holly's Story: Sometimes depression isn't depression

I was depressed. Like, ran away from my life in small town Ontario across the country solo to big city life in Victoria, BC. I would cry myself all the way to work in the morning, struggle to get through the day with mood swings and anger, then cry myself all the way home to my bed in the afternoon. I tried everything in my power to find my happiness again. One day I finally admitted I couldn’t get out from under this on my own. My mom convinced me to go to a walk-in clinic and seek help.

Hilary

Hilary's Story

Hilary was diagnosed with a large Grade 3 Gliobastoma in her left temporal lobe, just 3 weeks after her 16th birthday in March of 2004. She had surgery the next day and the surgeons were able to remove most of the tumour, but not all. She was referred to the IWK Health Centre’s Brain Tumour Clinic in Halifax where we were told that 50 % of adults with this type of tumour do not survive 5 years

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Tracey’s Story: Hope and Optimism

Headaches are like house guests. Some come and go. Others don’t want to leave; and become a real nuisance. Tracey’s headache lasted a full 6 months but it still wasn’t enough of a warning sign. What she had was a tumour in her brain, discovered when it caused hydrocephalus, put her in a coma for two days and she was just hours from death. Four brain surgeries later, Tracey is here to tell her story, and importantly, how she found ways to remain optimistic in the face of grave adversity.

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Spotlight

Andrew’s story of being tough

What do you see when you look in the mirror? When Andrew’s friend looked at him, he saw an immensely tough person and wanted to let...

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Hats for Hope

Today, 8 Canadians will learn they have brain cancer. That's 3,000 Canadians each year. That's why we have launched Hats for Hope a...

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