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.

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I'll Never Forget the Day I Don't Remember: Tiffany's Story

When she headed to work on November 1, 2003, 20-year old Tiffany Reisinger had no idea how much her life was about to change. She was feeling ‘normal’ that day but sometime around mid-morning, she began to slur her speech ...

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In Marvin's Memory: Sprinting Towards a Cure

After he passed away from an oligodendroglioma brain tumour in 2009, Marvin Kuretzky’s sister Rene decided that his legacy as a gentle, kind and hopeful person should live on and help support the fight against brain tumours.

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It's OK to have Different Dreams

In 2003, Lisa heard the words that no parent should ever have to hear, “your four-year old son has a brain tumour.” That’s how she and her husband Rick learned that little Cole had a brain stem glioma. Lisa shares Cole's story and the motivation of the family to support important fundraising that gives hope to brain tumour survivors and their families.

Inspiration to Give

Inspiration to Give

Richard Motyka’s brain tumour journey is a symbol of inspiration and courage for those within his family. His strength of character, individual bravery, and generosity of spirit has drawn family and friends together to support his continuing battle.

Ingrid Exner: 2010 Volunteer of Distinction

Ingrid Exner: 2010 Volunteer of Distinction

Thank you Ingrid for helping to build connections and support in the Burlington and Hamilton area, your dedication is invaluable.

 

 

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Make every brain tumour count

Stephanie, a 38-year-old mother of twins has been diagnosed with an extremely rare and inoperable brain tumour - a rosette-forming glioneuronal tumour, a type of tumour that little is known about and cannot be removed due to its location in her brain. This reality does not stop Stephanie from her tireless efforts to reduce the stigma of having a brain tumour. Learn why Stephanie is urging all Canadians to make every brain tumour count.

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Piper's Story: a dream more precious than Olympic gold

Hi, I am Piper Gilles. You may know me as a world-famous ice dancer. I competed in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. I am a 7...

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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...

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