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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Lynn’s story: Steering Through It.

Usually surrounded by friends and family, Lynn was alone when she heard the words: “I’m sorry to inform you… an abnormal lesion… aggressive”. A brain tumour. Lynn had been ignoring the symptoms that started two years prior to the diagnosis, attributing them to a new job, or getting older. She did see an audiologist for tinnitus in her left ear and about dizzy spells, which she thought were vertigo. When headaches became debilitating, Lynn sought medical attention. An MRI found the brain tumour.

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Yaron's Story: 15 years of Hope

Our heartfelt congratulations to Yaron as he reaches a milestone; 15 years on the brain tumour journey! Read his story in his words and...

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Aaron's Story: I refuse to sink

In the summer of 2017, while at work, I had my first episode of what I would now call vertigo or double vision. It was something I've...

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