Congratulations Coen Knockaert

  September 13, 2022


2022 Youth Education Award Recipient

Coen Knockaert – Winnipeg, MB
University 1 Program, University of Manitoba
Diagnosed with a CNS Germinoma at age 12
Generously funded by Phyllis Retty

I am truly honoured to be a recipient of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Youth Education Award. I want to thank Phyllis Retty for the super generous donation which, will help bring my goals to reality. When I was first diagnosed, I didn’t know if I would see the day I could pursue post-secondary and my future career. I battled through 4 rounds of chemo and many radiation treatments to get here today. I am grateful and excited as I am getting ready for my first year at the University of Manitoba in pursuit of becoming a lawyer. This incredibly generous donation will help lift a financial burden and lessen my stress, so I can focus more on my education. I am so excited to begin my journey. Thank you so much to Phyllis Retty and the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. I couldn’t be more appreciative.