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!

Peter

Peter's Story: We'll see where the narrow road takes me

It's now time to publicly share what until now, only health professionals, family, closest friends and many prayer-warriors already know. On June 23 I had a surprise grand mal seizure, followed by brain surgery 5 days later where 2/3 of a brain tumour was removed. On July 13 the biopsy confirmed cancer - a grade 3 Astrocytoma.

Philip

Philip's Story

My quick story is about the time I was diagnosed on a Tuesday and was stripped of my license and the ability to travel the same day. My wife and I had to travel to the neurologists on Friday and surgery was scheduled for the next Friday.

Philippa

Philippa's Story

On December 31st, 2012, I happily posted on Facebook that after an amazing year of travel around the world, a semester working in London and Christmas spent with family in England, I couldn’t wait to see what 2013 would bring. I had no idea that, at 20 years old, 2013 would include a CT scan, at least 4 MRIs and 2 brain surgeries.

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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 growth is stable” and for a moment you think someone is playing the world’s worst prank on you.

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Spotlight

Stephen's Story: "I have faith that we will meet again"

Stephen and I chatted on what should have been his 32nd Wedding Anniversary. Stephen and Susan were married for 30 years and were best...

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Tommy's Story: Fellowship recipient

Dr. Tommy Alain, the very first research Fellow funded by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada through the William Donald Nash Brain...

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