The next event
Hello Toronto friends!
Mark your calendars and save the date for our Netflix Party on Friday, March 27! All you have to do is download the Netflix Party plugin for Chrome, and we can watch a movie via Netflix and talk in real-time together!
For more information, please email [email protected].
- Localife Toronto visits the fishes (July 3, 2019)
- Localife Toronto plays with clay (June 7, 2019)
- Localife Toronto: Cancer Can’t Dance Like This (June 3, 2019)
My name is Kayla; I am 26 years young and I am a 2x blood cancer thriver. I was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2014 at the age of 21. In 2015, after a year of treatment, I relapsed at age 22 with Grey Zone Lymphoma, a type of rare blood cancer. During my two years of active treatment, I was attending university full-time and graduated with the rest of my class in 2016. I don’t even know how I did it but I did and here we are!
I joined the YACC community back in 2017 at Retreat Yourself BC where I met a group of amazing humans who changed my life and helped me start on my own path to recovery. Since then I have been involved in multiple Survivor Conferences and retreats as a peer supporter and now as one of your new Localife leaders!
YACC taught me that it’s okay to not be okay and introduced me to a community I didn’t know I needed, but am so grateful to be a part of. As a survivor, I work towards living a holistic lifestyle, including investing in healing myself physically, mentally, and emotionally. I hope to share some of my energy with all of you as we laugh and make memories together in the next year to come. If you ever need someone to talk to, someone to listen, or someone to tell you a funny story, feel free to always reach out to me, I’ve got your back!
My name is Liz; I’m an animal lover and dragon enthusiast. I’ve been living in Toronto for 14 years with the cutest pets.
I was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in 2015 when I was 27-years-old and in university for Nursing. I spent a long time in the hospital having chemotherapy and a limb salvage surgery. For the last four years, I’ve been working on getting my mobility back and managing chronic pain. I’m so pleased and grateful I have recovered enough of my ability to get around our city and join YACC!
Cancer is isolating and alienating for so many reasons; I feel so privileged to have the ability to meet other “Cancer martians” and listen to your stories.
Hope to meet you soon!