We are part of the movement to end brain tumours and I hope you’ll support Lukah, Josee and our team in this Canada-wide effort to put a stop to this disease.
I was diagnosed with a brain tumour, a medulloblastoma, on July 11, 2019 after losing sensation of one side of my body. Six days later, I underwent a 6 hour surgery to remove a tumour the size of an egg. The neuro-surgeon was able to remove 100% of the tumour. This type of brain tumour sends cancer cells down the spine. I therefore had 30 radiation treatments to the brain and spine. I have recently ended my chemotherapy treatments. We are fundraising to make proton therapy available in Canada. Proton therapy has fewer side effects than radiation therapy. I am also hoping for a clinical trial for Medulloblastomas in adults with a Hedgehog gene mutation.
Lukah, my 9 year old nephew, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in November 2019. He is an amazing little boy. He loves hockey and he is a great goalie. He is full of life, he loves telling jokes and he has the best dance moves. Lukah is truly my hero.
By signing up for a Brain Tumour Walk, our team has made a commitment to end brain tumours and to help provide the essential information and support that every person diagnosed deserves.
All money raised through Brain Tumour Walk events strengthens the national movement to end this life-changing disease and brings hope to individuals and families across the country:
Hope for progress in discovering the cause of brain tumours.
Hope for better treatments for every child and adult diagnosed.
And most of all, the hope for a cure.
Thank you for supporting Lukah, Josee and the entire team.
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