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!

Lin-Pei

Lin-Pei's Story: Do you get it?

I began my brain cancer journey in February 2011. At the time I was eight months pregnant and thought I understood what people were referring to when they said that they had “baby brain”. I couldn’t remember names and often felt at a loss for words. One day I was so dizzy and nauseous that I asked my co-workers for help getting to the hospital. With no signs of a baby on the way, I was discharged. A few days later, I was back at the hospital.

Liz

Liz's Story of Giving Back

I think most of us, especially as we get older, start to think about our life, the contributions that we may or may not have made over the years, and think perhaps the time has arrived to start giving back? I was very fortunate having met a wonderful guy, and we had three great little boys. So…when I found out that I had a brain tumour, I thought…Uh really? Not exactly a good time here: Kinda busy with kids, career, being a wife etc. Well, ok then, let’s get this done.

Lynn

Lynn's Story

My story began in early 2002, I was working full time running an office, I had a busy life with a husband and two small girls who were seven and four. My symptoms were first noticed when I could no longer hear on the phone with my right ear.

Laura

Laura's Story

You never expect to hear that you have a brain tumour. It has to be one of the scariest diagnoses out there. You’re not sure how to react and you go into a surreal mode where you don’t really deal with the feelings of the diagnosis, just the day to day realities of doctors appointments and schedules.

Lara

Lara's Story

I was eleven years old and enjoying a perfectly normal life of a child until one day I awoke with a pain in my eye. I called my parents and was unconscious and rushed to Sick Childrens Hospital within a very short time. I had a cat scan and Dr. Humphreys did surgery to remove a cerebral brain hemmhorage–a brain tumour that bled extensively into my cerebellum.

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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 mark in time that would forever change my family"... Read more about Kate's Mum's story from her diagnosis of glioblastoma in 2006 and how Mum has beaten the odds to still be here today.

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Spotlight

Roy and the Gamma Knife – A Happy Tale

I had headaches, almost daily, for 10 years or more. It was a rare day if I did not have a headache. I used to joke that I should own...

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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...

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