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Hi YACCers! My name is Gabrielle Fecteau. I am a cancer thriver. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (stage 3B) in 2015 at 19-years-old. Since then, I have been to Localife events in Ottawa, Retreat Yourself 2018, Retreat Yourself as a peer supporter, and the Survivor Conference.

When I am not getting involved with YACC, I am reading, writing, and spending most of my time with those I love.

YACC has changed my life by connecting me to others who get it. I am beyond thrilled to be able to give back as one of the Localife leaders in Ottawa. Many smiles!



Hello, my name is Valérie; I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2015 at the age of 30. I had three surgeries, eight rounds of chemo, and 25 sessions of radiation. When I got diagnosed, I searched for support groups. However the only groups I was finding only had elderly ladies who had pity on me since I was “so young”; I felt out of place.

My first YACC event was a Localife event in the summer of 2016. I am so happy I connected with YACC and got the support I was looking for! Since then, I’ve attended many more Localife events, Survivor Conference 2017, and Retreat Yourself 2018.

During our events, we offer a judgement free, safe place for those who need to talk about serious issues regarding their cancer. We promise great connections throughout our events that will last you a lifetime. Localife Ottawa is always there for you whether you need to laugh or cry.

Looking forward to getting to know each and everyone of you. Join us for our next event; you will thank us later!

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