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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Doug's Adventure

I am Doug, I have brain cancer; I am told it is terminal, but the “good” kind of terminal. I can assure you that receiving that news was not as good as I think the people telling me thought it would be. But I choose never to define myself with negatives or problems so I will begin again; Hi, my name is Doug, a current defending two-time world rowing champion. That sounds better. Here is just a small summary of my adventure last year.

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Kathy's Volunteer Profile

Kathy shares her story of volunteering for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada as part of National Volunteer Week. “I am proud and happy...

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Sara: Team Fight like a Girl

Sara’s brain tumour diagnosis came during Thanksgiving weekend 2014 when doctors discovered a golf-ball-sized tumour on her right...

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Upcoming Events

  • 25/Apr/2019: Sarnia Support Group: Meets at St. Giles Presbyterian Church,770 Lakeshore Road Sarnia, ON... Learn more >
  • 26/Apr/2019: 10th Calgary Health Care Professionals’ Symposium: Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB... Learn more >
  • 29/Apr/2019: Greater Sudbury Support Group: Meets at The Parkside Centre, 140 Durham Street, Sudbury, Ontario... Learn more >
  • 30/Apr/2019: Groupe de soutien virtuel: Un groupe de soutien virtuel pour personnes touchées par une tumeur... Learn more >
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