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Read stories of those affected by Brain Cancer

EVERY ONE OF THE 2000 BRAIN CANCER PATIENTS DIAGNOSED EACH YEAR and those connected to our cause have a STORY

Some are difficult to read, some hard to even imagine, some are uplifting and some tragic – but every one of them is inspiring.

Here are just some of those stories that we hope can shed some light on how life changes when suddenly you are faced with your own mortality or that of someone you love. It is heartbreaking but it is real. The people in these stories inspire us to keep fighting to find a cure.

Gary’s Story

On the 17th of May (grey month), Gary will reach 20 years of surviving, living with and fighting the beast within

DAD – A short documentary about Brain Cancer

Directed by Riley Eli Jones, the documentary follows three siblings navigating their father’s battle with brain cancer. Co-produced by Jones and

A LEGACY OF HOPE

We would like to congratulate Biobanking and Clinical Research Manager, Cassandra Griffin (pictured), Professor Christine Paul and Dr James Lynam on

MASON’S STORY

Ten years ago, amidst the rugged terrain of Papua New Guinea, an enduring friendship was forged between Australian Army soldier Matthew

Cassandra’s Story

From that first CT scan Cass’ life changed very quickly – she walked out of the CT into an unplanned MRI,

Volunteer Spotlight – Belinda Peden

I felt a strong need to try to give back to the Mark Hughes Foundation when one of my dearest friends

Jess’s Story

In December 2020, the future was looking bright with a new engagement & a baby girl on the way. Everything was

Kerry’s Story

My life prior 2018 was great, not a care in the world. I played golf seriously at my Club, Wantima Country

Jett’s Story

My beautiful son, Jett, aged 13 was diagnosed with Brain cancer in October 2022. He had 12 months of symptoms and

Remembering Matthew Liam Lam

Matt found enjoyment in all things. He had a firecracker spirit and approached everything with boundless energy and with such enthusiasm

Please forgive you

Charley’s late wife, Julie fought brain cancer before leaving us in 2004. Please forgive you was written in response to the

The raw and emotional story of Jaymie and Scott Ferguson

Emma Lawrence tells the beautiful but heart wrenching story of Scott and Jaymie Ferguson. Jaymie has just walked in The Big Three:

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