Tali’s Fund was created in loving memory of our beautiful 4-year old daughter, Tal Esther Doron, who lost her battle with a malignant brain tumour on August 26, 2007. Tal, affectionately known as Tali, was a strong, determined, and happy little girl. Despite her very difficult circumstances, she seized the opportunity, whenever possible, to be a child like any other. Through her words and actions, our little girl lit up the world, exuding kindness, gentleness, and deep affection for those fortunate enough to be around her. Tali touched the lives of so many in her four short years, and she continues to be a source of inspiration. She lives on in our hearts and sparks our determination to help make a difference.
Brain tumours are the leading cause of cancerous death among children age 14 and under. At this time, there is no way to predict or prevent a brain tumour, and the cause of most brain tumours is not fully understood. Current treatment options are limited and result in significant side effects that harm a child's developing brain. Research is essential for discovering treatments and finding a cure.
"The important work seeded by your funds has allowed a small project to develop into one that promises to have a significant impact on the way we will treat the next generation of children with rhabdoid tumours. We have moved from many unknowns to having a better idea of how to prognosticate children, and are well on our way to designing better treatments..."
Dr. Annie Huang Oncologist, Pediatric Brain Tumor Program Division of Hematology Oncology – SickKids Hospital Senior Scientist, Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumor Research Centre