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YACCtivist: Gabrielle Fecteau

“Cancer has been difficult, not only physically, but mentally. I have found myself surrounded by loving family and friends, but still feeling disconnected.”

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YACCtivist: Janelle Lamontagne

“I’m hopeful the medical community will join in the mission of ensuring that all young adults with cancer receive the psychosocial and emotional support they deserve.”

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YACCtivist: Jennifer Ryan

“I became a YACCtivist to reach more young adults dealing with a cancer diagnosis and let them know they do not have to feel isolated.”

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YACCtivist: Keri Blackwell-Kuhn

“To truly thrive through a diagnosis, you need connection; you need people who actually ‘get it.’ And that’s why I’ve signed on to be a YACCtivist.”

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YACCtivist: Mandy Lamothe

“In less than 12 hours after connecting with YACC, YACCers from all over Canada were messaging me and welcoming me ‘home.’ For the first time since my diagnosis, I felt understood and OK.”

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YACCtivist: Marley Cameron

“YACC became a safe haven of hope and a constant source of support for me through my recovery process. It has carried me through two relapses and has continued to support me every day since.”

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YACCtivist: Matt Ralph

“The YACCtivist program is an opportunity to work on a stronger and more solid group voice. Our stories, our problems, and our issues are unique, and they deserve to be heard.”

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YACCtivist: Ryan Blenkiron

“My life was vibrant, loud, confident and fast. Then, at 33, everything stopped in its tracks and I derailed into the dull, quiet, uncertain, and slow life of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment.”

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YACCtivist: Shana Couillard

“Twenty-two AYAs are diagnosed with cancer every day in Canada, only one will find YACC. We need to find the other 21 and let them know that they are not alone.”

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