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White, Troy

White, Troy

White, Troy

Troy White (February 12, 1968 - May 30, 2009)

Always an easy-going, energetic and full of life man, it did not go unnoticed in 2007 when my husband Troy began experiencing headaches on a daily basis. The right hand tremors which started next were also quickly noticed. Troy was diagnosed in late 2007 with a Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma. To complicate matters, Troy also suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke after a brain biopsy leaving him without the use of the right side of his body and unable to speak. Troy fought with amazing strength and courage and in a matter of months, his tumour was stable and he was walking and talking again. He worked everyday towards taking control of his life back. But in March, 2009, just as we were planning the next steps to moving forward, Troy's tumour became active again. An MRI revealed a very aggressive tumour and severe swelling on the brain. Troy lost his fight on May 30, 2009, but will live on forever through the two beautiful children we shared.



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