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.

Kathy

Kathy's Volunteer Profile

“I am proud and happy to be part of the beautiful GOcervo family as a volunteer for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. I help to organize activities and attend events with children and their families. Having been diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2011, I wanted to get involved in a cause that touched me. I saw an ad mentioning that Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada was looking for volunteers for the new GOcervo program and I was immediately interested in joining the group."

Kaiden and Tasha’s Story, for awareness.

Kaiden and Tasha’s Story, for awareness.

“I wasn’t always a brain cancer mom, but now that I am, I want everyone to know the signs and symptoms, as all the symptoms were there, I just didn’t know what they were. Raising awareness is now my main goal, in the hopes that no-one else has to go through this.”

Kristie

Kristie's Story: “Crossing that finish line was like my way of fighting the tumour”

For 23-year-old Kristie McMillan, a neurosurgery nurse, the past year changed life as she knew it. It’s almost as though her two worlds, the professional and the personal, collided. Today, Kristie shares her remarkable story in support of the 2014 Spring Sprint.

Kelly Society Members Visit Renowned Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Lab in Toronto

Kelly Society Members Visit Renowned Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Lab in Toronto

Recently, members of our special Kelly Society and friends took a trip to visit Dr. James Rutka and the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Center in Toronto. Dr. Rutka received a grant to study using nanotechnology to reach beyond the blood-brain barrier and develop better treatments for brain tumour patients.

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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 time world team member and a 7 time Canadian medalist. But the title that means the most to me is far more personal. It’s that of daughter to my amazing mother Bonnie Gilles, who I lost to glioblastoma on May 27, 2018.

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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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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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