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.

Young Mother Sprinting for Brain Tumours at Edmonton Spring Sprint

Young Mother Sprinting for Brain Tumours at Edmonton Spring Sprint

When Janet Hempler’s team the Tumour-nators lace up their runners on Saturday May 30th at William Hawrelak Park, it will be a milestone morning for the young mother. Diagnosed with an oligodendroglioma brain tumour in July 2014, while on a trip to Panama, Janet is an inspiration to those around her – and as a result, her loved ones are striving to have the biggest team in the Edmonton Spring Sprint.

Young Hockey Player Inspires Community

Young Hockey Player Inspires Community

By all accounts, Cole Harbour resident Michael Rumsby is a typical thirteen year-old boy who loves playing soccer and hockey. So, in the fall of 2010, Michael and his family were shocked by his diagnosis of a malignant Non-Germinoma germ cell tumour of the pineal gland. While the brain tumour has temporarily slowed Michael down, it hasn’t stopped him.

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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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