Stories of the movement to end brain tumours

This collection of personal stories feature many inspiring people whose lives have been affected by a brain tumour. You will find stories about how patients and families find strength and hope, stories of perseverance and giving back to make an impact

We are honoured to be able to share these stories and say 'Thank You' to everyone who has shared and for everything you do to help the movement to end brain tumours.

Finley

Finley's Story: “Things are really different now than they were two, even one year ago!”

This June, 7-year-old Finley Kroeker will take part in the 2016 Winnipeg Brain Tumour Walk for his first time. Over the past two years, Finley has gone through more than what most people do their entire lives – and his brain tumour journey continues still.

Finding the Good in Each Day

Finding the Good in Each Day

Summer 2010 marked the start of an unexpected journey for the tight-knit MacDougall family. It was then the family came together to support their father, Bill, and their mother Marg, following Bill’s diagnosis with a brain tumour.

Francine

Francine's Story: Celebrating Life, Education and Community

Canada Day 2011 is burned into Collège Boréal President Denis Hubert-Dutrisac’s memory. For Denis, it was the day that his wife, long-time educator, community leader and professional Francine Chartrand-Dutrisac began her journey with a brain tumour.

Family Raising Funds in the Hope of a Cure

Family Raising Funds in the Hope of a Cure

In early 2010, Karen Metcalfe and Brett Lumley were typical busy parents with a young daughter and two and a half year old son. Then, one day, four-year old McKenna started complaining of neck pain, throwing up in the very early hours of the morning and having problems with balance – it was the beginning of knowing there was something not right.

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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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Upcoming Events

  • 23/Jan/2018: Groupe de soutien virtuel: Un groupe de soutien virtuel pour personnes touchées par une tumeur... Learn more >
  • 25/Jan/2018: Virtual Support Group East: Virtual Support Group for Eastern Canada... Learn more >
  • 29/Jan/2018: Greater Sudbury Support Group: Meets at The Parkside Centre, 140 Durham Street, Sudbury, Ontario... Learn more >
  • 31/Jan/2018: Toronto Support Group: Meets at Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook, Toronto, ON... Learn more >
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