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TheseprojectsincludeAbraintumourregistrythatby2017willbeCanadasfrstandonlycompletesourceobraintumourdata.ResearchStudentshipsthatacceleratebraintumourresearchandencourageyoungscientiststopursuecareersintheneurosciencefeld.EducationAwardsorpediatricbraintumoursurvivorspursuingpost-secondarystudiesensuringabrighterutureoryoungadultswhohaveenduredthechallengesoabraintumour.GillesCayouetteisaglioblastomamultiformebraintumoursurvivorandhaschosentosupporttheResearchStudentships.IdiscoveredBrainTumourFoundationoCanadain2006andhavebeeninvolvedeversince.WhenIlearnedthattheorganizationwasplanningdierentwaystodrawstudentsandresearcherstothefeldoneuroscienceIwashappytoundthispromisingendeavourdirectlythroughastudentship.ImentionedtheprojecttoouroldestsonwhoimmediatelysaidDadhowaboutjoiningorcestoundastudentshipMyacebeamedmydelightImagineaatherandeight-yearGBMsurvivorandsonteam.Oneotheseresearchstudentscouldfndacureandwemustdoanythingwecantomakeithappen.BillandCarolDeysarelong-timesupportersofthebraintumourcommunityandhavechosentosupporttheEducationAwards.WebecameinvolvedwithBrainTumourFoundationCanada16yearsagowhenacloseriendsdaughterwasdiagnosedwithabraintumour.ThroughouttheyearswevebeeninvolvedinvariousundraisingactivitiesandenjoyedeachoneLastyearwhenwewerepresentedwithaewdierentscenariosowaystohelpamiliesandbraintumourpatientstheEducationAwardsstruckusasauniqueopportunity.Itreallytuggedatourheartstringstohearabouttheincrediblechallengespediatricbraintumoursurvivorscanaceandhowthiscouldimpacttheirutures.Knowingwecouldhelpothersaccomplishgoalsweeelallyoungadultsshouldhavewasimportanttous.Inoureyestherealheroesaretheindividualsandamiliesaectedbybraintumoursandtheydeserveoursupport.5In2012aspecialprojectscampaignwaslaunchedbytheboardodirectorsandleadershipvolunteers.