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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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 nation-wide brain cancer awareness campaign and are calling on all Canadians to pledge support for brain cancer research. Join us in International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, October 20 - 27, 2018, or on October 24, 2018 – the first Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Canada – by wearing a hat, taking a selfie or group photo, and sharing it on social using #HatsForHope

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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...

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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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