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Valérie Laframboise

Valérie Laframboise

A little bit about you: Name: Valérie Laframboise Age: 34 City: Ottawa, ON What was your diagnosis? Breast cancer What year was it? What was your age at the time? …

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Ryan Blenkiron

Ryan Blenkiron

A little bit about you: Name: Ryan Blenkiron Age: 35 City: Fergus, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (Diffuse Large B Cell) What year was it? What was your…

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Kirsten Efremov

Kirsten Efremov

A little bit about you: Name: Kirsten Efremov Age: 31 City: Brampton, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Oral Cancer (squamous cell carcinoma – T2N0) in 2016 Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in…

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Blair Richardson

Blair Richardson

A little bit about you: Name: Blair Richardson Age: 24 City: Calgary, AB What was/is your diagnosis? I was originally diagnosed with a blood cancer called Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) which…

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Jennifer Ryan

Jennifer Ryan

A little bit about you: Name: Jennifer Ryan Age: 34 City: Paradise, NL What was/is your diagnosis? Papillary thyroid cancer What year was it? What was your age at the…

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Community Story
How my relationship with my body changed after cancer

How my relationship with my body changed after cancer

Body image is something I have always struggled with, and being diagnosed with cancer made things worse. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2015. The treatment I went through to save my life left me with scars and insecurity about my body.

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Supporter Profile
Josh Lamothe

Josh Lamothe

About you Name: Josh Lamothe Age: 35 City: Edmonton, AB Who did you support with cancer? My amazing wife, Mandy. What was their diagnosis? Papillary thyroid cancer When was it?…

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Paige Panetta

Paige Panetta

A little bit about you: Name: Paige Panetta Age: 29 City: Waterloo, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Uveal melanoma (choroidal melanoma) What year was it? What was your age at…

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Community Story
Go, random stranger, go!

Go, random stranger, go!

A member of the YACC community sent us this note they had written as a personal memory, but that holds a powerful message for us all.

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Community Story
Faith Walker inspires others through music

Faith Walker inspires others through music

Faith Walker started her career as a professional musician when she was 14-years-old. By her early 20s, she had singles on the radio and videos on MuchMusic and had two children. Life was good—she had just gone on her first vacation—but her path was about to change drastically.

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Kayla Tremblett

Kayla Tremblett

A little bit about you: Name: Kayla Tremblett Age: 26 City: Mississauga, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, grey zone lymphoma What year was it? What was…

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Community Story
Dear 35: An apology

Dear 35: An apology

Ryan writes to her hard-won 35th birthday and reflects on how her 30s have helped her get here.

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Sarah Kikuchi

Sarah Kikuchi

A little bit about you: Name: Sarah Kikuchi Age: 28 City: Halifax, NS What was your diagnosis? Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) What year was it? What was your age at…

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Andrea Whittle

Andrea Whittle

Andrea’s profile was updated on September 16, 2019. Click here for the newer info. A little bit about you: Name: Andrea Whittle Age: 33 Hometown: Winnipeg, MB Diagnosis: Grade ⅔…

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Sarah Hunt

Sarah Hunt

A little bit about you: Name: Sarah Hunt Age: 31 City: Cambridge, ON What was your diagnosis? Myxoid Liposarcoma on the nerve bundle of my upper right arm What year…

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