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Harjeet (She/Her)      

Hi fighters,

My name is Harjeet Kaur. I am a cancer warrior who is “Not Just Surviving, Thriving.”

I was diagnosed with rare type of blood cancer, subcutaneous panniculitis T-cell lymphoma (stage 4) complicated with HLH in August 2019 (seven months of Chemo). I had my allogenic stem cell transplant in April 2020. My donor, my lifesaver, was my younger brother (100 per cent match).

I joined YACC in the end of 2019, I heard about it from a nurse at the Cross Cancer Institute. I have attended couple of online events and chat groups and really enjoyed Survivor Conference 2021.

I love being around young adults who are fighting cancer and making their life beautiful and helpful for others through this group. I am recovering slowly as my journey had lots of ups and downs due to COVID-19, but now things are getting better day by day.

I love reading blogs about cancer and I love reading about getting involved to support the cancer community globally. I am blessed to have my family around to be my support and strength. I love traveling, creating content for Instagram, taking pictures, eating, coffee, enjoying nature, and being happy to live each day of my life.

I’m delighted to be part of Localife Edmonton and to support young adults to be happy and greet the life that is waiting for us! Love to see you all soon.

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Matt (He/Him)

Hey everyone! My name is Matt Lui. I was diagnosed with stage 3B melanoma back in 2017.  After getting surgery to remove my left inguinal lymph nodes, I went on one year of immunotherapy. During that time, I was looking for some people to talk to who could understand what I was going through. A lot of the groups I found were outside my age demographic, until I was able to find this wonderful group called YACC.

I have an amazing wife and two fantastic kids. I love all things geeky like video games (Resident Evil!), superheroes (Spider-Man!), anime (Attack on Titan!) and more. I am also a huge escape room/puzzlehunt fan. I am super excited to become a Localife leader and can’t wait to meet you all!

Morgan (They/Them/She/Her)

Hey friends!
My name is Morgan McNeely and I live in sunny-yet-frozen Edmonton, AB. In September 2015 I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer, and was so lucky to find YACC early in my diagnosis. After several years of getting all the love from my YACC peeps, I am so excited to be a Localife leader here in Edmonton and meet the amazing people that make up the YACC community. I love feedback, and please let me know if you have any ideas for upcoming events!
I can most likely be found eating apples, drinking coffee, and/or showing photos of my cat to people who did not ask to see photos of my cat. My partner Mark is my most favourite human, and we have a cozy little apartment filled with plants. I love to bake, talk about the weather, and get paint on things. I am terrified of butterflies, moths, and most bugs that move in three dimensions, but I love camping, hiking, and nature despite these fears. 

We look forward to hearing from you, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]!

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