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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Featured Story

Childhood Brain Tumour Signs & Symptoms

Earlier this year, you gave us your feedback in a survey on brain tumour signs and symptoms. One of the things we did with that survey was to compile a list of the most common signs & symptoms for children. Now, as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we are sharing compelling quotes from that survey and urging you to share them with this link to see the symptoms: www.braintumour.ca/symptoms. Thank you!

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Spotlight

Anthony's Story is Our Story

I would like to take the opportunity to share "our" story. It’s actually my best friend Anthony's story, but I use the term "our"...

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Kate's Mum's Story

"May 2006 is a month I will never forget. That was the moment that everything became before the cancer, and after the cancer. It was a...

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