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“Make it absolutely beautiful”: A story of epic self love through cancer

Leisse Wilcox lives by the motto, “Take whatever it is that happened to shape you throughout your life, and make it your own. Make it make sense. Make it serve a purpose. Make it absolutely beautiful.”

Although a self-proclaimed ‘relentless optimist’ and advocate for self-love, Leisse confesses that being diagnosed with breast cancer last August, just a week before her 37th birthday, was an unexpected and trying test of these beliefs.

Aug. 7, 2019 | by Allie Wiebe

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My ultimate fight

On December 17, at the age of 48, Josée was diagnosed with a Sarcoma cancer, a very rare form of cancer that usually affects men, 50 years and older and tall. "I'm 135 pounds, I don’t smoke, and I was in good health," says Josée, "it was a real shock and a total misunderstanding”. Josée defines herself as a person who loves life, who is always positive, hardworking, athletic and who likes to be surrounded by people. Her life changed without warning ...

She was referred to a wonderful doctor to whom she entrusts her life with a feeling of ...

June 14, 2019 | by Suzanne Aranda

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My LGFB Workshop Experience: "Tales of a Makeup Rookie"

This was the first time I had been in a room with a group of other women with cancer. Although cancer is a club you wish nobody needed to join, it was reassuring to see people so positive at various stages of their experience. Beside me sat a woman with no hair who was radiantly smiling and looking beautiful. I began to realize that this event was not about looking good by someone else’s standard but about and feeling comfortable in your own skin. I immediately felt it was going to be okay.

May 24, 2019 | by Shawna Potje

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“Take it day-by-day. Do what’s best for you.”

One year ago, Jennie had just returned to her hometown of Napanee, Ontario, after a year teaching English in the UK. She was 25-years-old and was supply teaching locally when she came down with what she thought was the flu. Living in a town without a walk-in clinic, she made a trip to the ER after becoming concerned with how tired and short of breath she was feeling. 

March 29, 2019 | by Allie Wiebe

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Grit & Grace: Another year of 'Just one more rep' for women with cancer

After raising a tremendous $12,000 in support of Look Good Feel Better last year, Grit & Grace is back this February 2nd with an even bigger goal: $25,000 for women facing cancer and 1,000,000m rowed, for Laura.

Jan. 14, 2019 | by Allie Wiebe

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What to expect when you’re not expecting cancer: Christa and Kate’s story

Christa and Kate are both young women, mothers, and in 2016, just 3 months apart, both diagnosed with terminal cancer. Kate was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and Christa with metastatic cervical cancer.

Dec. 7, 2018 | by Suzanne Aranda

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“An experience unlike any I’d ever had.”

After being diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, Denika Philpott was terrified and feeling vulnerable. It’s early on in her chemo treatments that her mother signed her up for Look Good Feel Better workshop. “It was an experience unlike any I’d ever had,” she says.

Nov. 26, 2018 | by

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'You can do this. You are stronger than you think': A letter to my before breast cancer self

You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Deep breath. Your future self is typing this, having a coffee, and planning on going to yoga and then work later. You made it! I thought I’d give you that spoiler alert to ease the biggest worry of your life.

Oct. 19, 2018 | by Kim MacDonald

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Making time for yourself

Like many women, Jutta has always loved putting on makeup everyday, but after undergoing chemo treatment, it almost became a challenge.

Jutta is a breast cancer warrior, as she likes to call herself. Still undergoing treatment today, she hopes to officially call herself a cancer survivor soon.

When diagnosed in November 2017, she was shocked and upset, to say the least. She first thought about her children, and then wondered if she would be losing her hair.

Oct. 19, 2018 | by Suzanne Aranda

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Finding Confidence With Each Challenge

When Kim Angell was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34, it was a total shock.

While lying in bed one night, Kim had a thought out of nowhere to do a self-exam. “I had just seen my doctor eight months before and the breast exam was clear,” she remembers, “I never though in a million years that I would find anything.”

Aug. 2, 2018 | by Suzanne Aranda

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