Last weekend, the Localife Toronto gang got together at Mana Pool for a fun and cozy game night. It was awesome to connect with other young adults navigating Toronto and cancer in a casual setting. We shared nachos and humus while playing games like Settlers of Catan and Scrabble. All great games, but it’s always an adventure to remember whose turn it is when your treatment rolled the dice on brain fog. The best part of Localife is facing those challenges with people who just “get it.”
The big buzz around the table was, of course, Survivor Conference! Some of our attendees were already enrolled, others had just come off Retreat Yourself Ontario. Everyone was swapping notes about workshops and sessions, sharing excitement about being able to reconnect with old friends, or finally meet someone with their specific diagnosis.
As a Localife leader, I have to express enormous gratitude to the folks that make it out to these events. It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there. It takes a lot of grit to push yourself when you aren’t feeling 100 per cent. I can feel the momentum of this community growing and I can’t wait for the next event!