Laura’s Retreat Yourself Ontario recap

Laura’s Retreat Yourself Ontario recap

As a group we enjoyed a bonfire, ate fantastic meals, laughed, made art, and took amazing walks along tree-lined trails. We talked about cancer and so much more because we are so much more than our diagnoses. We have lives that are full and terrifying and uniquely our own.

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Meet some of the newest members of the YACC family

Kathy and Jason Stock tried to use every excuse in the book to avoid coming to Retreat Yourself Ontario 2014: They didn’t have childcare, Jason might not be able to get the time off work, Kathy’s MCP card was all the way across the room when she started the application form one night, etc. Geoff didn’t give up on them, though, and after a series of fortunate events, they found themselves in downtown Toronto on their way to Northumberland Heights with the rest of the group.

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Jason’s Retreat Yourself Ontario 2014 recap

I realized that part of my coping mechanism in “life after cancer” has been to be closed-minded to the possibility of it ever coming back. In doing so, I was withholding support that my wife needed while she single-handedly navigated the stress of being in remission.

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