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!

Patricia

Patricia's Story of Inspiration

My husband and I had finally moved into our dream house, it was November 5, 1982, can’t ever forget that happy day! Life was good, we were so happy living our dream come true. A year or two later I remember what I now know was my first symptom. We had just returned home from an evening out, I was in the kitchen enjoying a cup of tea and, just like that, I lost all vision in one eye.

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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Have you seen our blog lately? Read about people who are making a difference in the brain tumour community from our staff and volunteers to our donors, funded researchers, and medical experts. You will find advice, news, information, and interesting stories about people affected by a brain tumour. Who doesn't love a good story? You won't want to miss the inside scoop Grey Matters has in store for you!

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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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