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How could I be so young and have cancer? How will I be strong enough to cope with this disease? Will it affect my mental health? Will I be able to continue school? In the blink of an eye, my whole life changed and I feared that it would never be the same
March 17, 2017 | by Lindsey FinkelsteinRead more
I am an Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L.) survivor. I was diagnosed on December 1, 2014 and had my last chemo January 27, 2017. During those two full years of treatment - once a week, might I add - I kept searching for that light. I wanted to know that it would soon be over and that I could “move on.”
March 16, 2017 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
I was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) at 21-years-old and needed immediate treatment. After my first week-long induction treatment, I was still riddled with abnormal white blood cells and life -- or death -- got really real, really fast.
March 10, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah JaneRead more
“I struggled with the prospect of losing the most important person in my life, but also with the helplessness that you feel along the way,” Don says. “It’s a peculiar, male notion, that idea that ‘I’ll fix this’. But with cancer, that’s not going to happen.”
Feb. 28, 2017 | by Facing Cancer TogetherRead more
After 25 years in Canada, Look Good Feel Better has a new look and feel. Since its inception, LGFB has talked a lot about helping women face cancer with confidence. While these workshops continue to help women across the country, there’s a lot more to it.
Feb. 27, 2017 | by Larissa CahuteRead more
Living with an ever-evolving diagnosed mental health disorder from the age of 18 has been a struggle, but when I was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) at 21 my whole world turned upside down.
Feb. 26, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah JaneRead more
Like most 18-year-olds, Melissa Baker spent the summer of 2016 preparing for her first year of university.
Feb. 20, 2017 | by Larissa CahuteRead more
Cancer has taken a lot from Terrilynn Ho – including her dream to be a mother. “My whole life I wanted to be a parent and now I can’t have a biological child...
Feb. 19, 2017 | by Larissa CahuteRead more
Adriana Lombardo had her senior year of high school at St. Joseph’s College all planned out. She was going to join the soccer team, graduate with her friends, then study...
Feb. 18, 2017 | by Larissa CahuteRead more