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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Hayden's Story: The eyes have it

Eyes might be the window to the soul, but in Hayden’s case, they were telling her Mom that something was seriously wrong with her baby. Hayden’s Mom, Candice, is forever grateful to the ER physician who spotted her brain tumour and the health care professional team who subsequently saved her eyesight. Candice is now advocating for every parent to look to the eyes.

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Tracey’s Story: Hope and Optimism

Headaches are like house guests. Some come and go. Others don’t want to leave; and become a real nuisance. Tracey’s headache lasted a...

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Andrew’s story of being tough

What do you see when you look in the mirror? When Andrew’s friend looked at him, he saw an immensely tough person and wanted to let...

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