Hat Gallery

The Hats Tribute is a collection of personal stories by those affected by a brain tumour

Waker, Cole

Waker, Cole

Waker, Cole

Cole is a happy and talkative five year-old. He attends senior kindergarten and is a wonderful big brother to his two younger sisters. In the summer of 2002, Cole appeared uncoordinated when walking and slow in his gross motor development. In February, he underwent his first MRI. The tumour was discovered and measured 3 x 3.5 cm. He underwent 30 radiation treatments in April and May of 2003. As a result of his radiation, he has damage to his right eye, a limp on his left side and wears a brace on his left leg. Cole's tumour shrank by 75% and has been stable since May 2003. The odds of surviving this type of tumour are slim, but we have faith that God will grant us a miracle. Please say a prayer for us and all those who have been diagnosed with a brain tumour.



Send us a photo of a Hat

Not just any hat, but one that pays tribute to someone diagnosed with a brain tumour. Share your story and share your experiences with others.

Learn More

Share This

Featured Story

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.

Learn more


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...

Learn more

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...

Learn more

Upcoming Events

  • 24/Jul/2018: Groupe de soutien virtuel: Un groupe de soutien virtuel pour personnes touchées par une tumeur... Learn more >
  • 25/Jul/2018: Toronto Support Group: Meets at Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook, Toronto, ON... Learn more >
  • 29/Jul/2018: 11th Annual Black Diamond Car Show Presented by Thumbs Up: Black Diamond, AB... Learn more >
  • 02/Aug/2018: Ajax Support Group: Meets at St. Paul's United Church, 65 King's Crescent, Ajax, ON... Learn more >
View All Events >
Thank you to the donors whose contributions make this website and all programs, services and research possible.

Copyright © 2018 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Charitable Registration #BN118816339RR0001