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!

Olivia’s Brain Tumour Story

Olivia’s Brain Tumour Story

Olivia Hughes is a twenty-year-old student at Macewan University, entering the third year of her Bachelors of English degree. She wants to travel the world, and last summer began by traveling through Alberta and British Colombia on her own by working along the way, couchsurfing, and hitchhiking. She’s involved as this years Edmonton Brain Tumour Walk’s social media co-ordinator, and work often inspired through her medical journey.

Our Story of Hope

Our Story of Hope

Our story began on September 29, 2011. My husband had left for a fishing trip to Nelson, BC, and my son and I were discussing the recent changes we had seen in my husband; not being able to keep track of things, shuffling his feet, and some behavioural changes. Then the phone rang and our journey and rollercoaster ride began.

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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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