Ben Seewald
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Ben Seewald lives in Kingston, ON where his hobbies keep him active playing softball and running. He loves to cook, listen to great music and enjoys spending time with his remarkable partner and family. He is also a dedicated and active member within the brain tumour community raising critically needed funds and lending support wherever it is needed.

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I've Been There -- But It's Not the Same for Everyone

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 9:37 AM

As a brain tumour survivor I often find myself talking to others about the disease, sharing information and letting them know that just like Arnold Schwarzenegger's infamous statement in Kindergarten Cop, a headache does not equal a brain tumour.

While ongoing, severe headaches can be a symptom of a...

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I'm Rooting for More Brain Tumour Research

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 5:10 PM

Medulloblastoma is a big word for a very scary type of brain tumour.

It's cancerous and it mainly affects toddlers, children and teens. How unfair is that? As you can imagine, or as you may know personally, a diagnosis of medulloblastoma is absolutely devastating news for any family. For every...

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My Story, Your Story, Let's Tell Government!

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 9:58 AM

In my post last week I shared a bit about October's Brain Tumour Awareness Month, but also about the hope and strength of each patient and family. It's truly these families whose struggle needs to be shared beyond their homes and personal networks, but all the...

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October Is Brain Tumour Awareness Month

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 10:25 AM

This October 837 Canadians will hear the words, "you have a brain tumour." And these newly diagnosed patients and their families will add their voice to the chorus of 55,000 survivors, like me, across Canada as part of Brain Tumour Awareness Month. These were the most difficult words...

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A Heartwarming Journey Across Canada Brings me Closer to Home

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 6:57 PM

In my inaugural posting I introduced myself and my journey, to demonstrate how it has brought me to where I am today. I also explained how and why I was inspired to give back to the brain tumour community.

After lacing up (my fancy orange shoes) to...

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From Brain Tumour Patient to Cross-Country Runner

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 6:16 PM

It has been almost 17 years since I heard the startling words that changed my life forever. "You have a brain tumour" -- those five little words had the power to turn my life upside down and set me on a completely different course in life. I was 18 when...

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