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Kim O’Brien

Kim O’Brien

Sadly, Kim passed away on May 10, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Kim was an active YACC member and had such a positive presence. She was well spoken, kind,…

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Raquel Tavares

Raquel Tavares

Name: Mayra Raquel Tavares Age: 28 What was your diagnosis? Stage 1 ovarian and uterine cancer What is/was your occupation? Office assistant/receptionist   Your cancer experience: How did you find…

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Kat Galarnyk

Kat Galarnyk

Name: Kat Galarnyk Age: 21 Hometown: Calgary What was your diagnosis? Grade 4 Glioblastoma (brain cancer) What school did/do you attend? Dr EP Scarlett High School What is your career…

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Laurie Coleman

Laurie Coleman

Name: Laurie Coleman (soon to be Bishop!) Age: 37 Hometown: Calgary, AB What was/is your diagnosis? Acute metabolostic leukemia What school did/do you attend? Father Lacombe High School What is/are…

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Anna Bell

Anna Bell

Name: Anna Bell Age: 27 Hometown: Red Deer, AB What was your diagnosis? Breast cancer What school did you attend? Yukon College What is your occupation? Administrative Assistant   Your cancer…

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Lilian Yip

Lilian Yip

Name: Lilian Yip Age: 36 Hometown: Stoney Creek, ON How old were you when you were diagnosed? 32 What school did you attend? Brock University What is your occupation? Supervisor…

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Tabitha Stokes

Tabitha Stokes

Name: Tabitha Stokes Age: 32 Hometown: Clarke’s Beach, NL What was your diagnosis? Tall cell variant papillary thyroid cancer What school did you attend? Memorial University What is your occupation?…

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Brandy

Brandy

Name: Brandy Age: 31 Hometown: Penticton, BC What was your diagnosis? Breast cancer What is your occupation? Full-time event rentals coordinator/part-time artist Your cancer experience: How did you find out…

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Crystal Harper

Crystal Harper

Name: Crystal Harper Age: 33 Hometown: Woodstock, ON What was your diagnosis? Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Stage 1 What school did you attend? Centennial College What is your occupation? Early Childhood…

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Marley Lafreniere

Marley Lafreniere

Name: Marley Lafreniere Age: 21 Hometown: Sudbury, Ontario What was your diagnosis? Papillary thyroid carcinoma What school did you attend? Cambrian College What is your career goal? My goal is…

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Kelly Howitt

Kelly Howitt

Name: Kelly Howitt Age: 23 Hometown: Keswick, Ontario What was your diagnosis: Ewing’s Sarcoma bone cancer of the right sinus What school do you attend: Georgian College   Your cancer…

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Deana Ruston

Deana Ruston

Name: Deana Ruston  Age: 22 (23 in April)  Hometown: London, Ontario  What was your diagnosis? Papillary thyroid cancer What school do you attend? King’s University College at The University of…

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Nicole Furey

Nicole Furey

Name: Nicole Furey Age: 25 (at time of posting) What was your diagnosis? Chordoma How did you find out you were sick? What led to your diagnosis? For years, I had been in…

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Alix

Alix

Name: Alix Age: 34 Hometown: Toronto, ON What was your diagnosis? Ovarian cancer, Stage 1C (related to Lynch Syndrome) What school do you attend?  I did my B.Sc. in Biology and Environmental Studies…

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Sandra Lynne McDonell

Sandra Lynne McDonell

Age: 37 Hometown: Calgary (well born there, moved all over central Alberta, now in Red Deer) What was your diagnosis? Colorectal cancer What school did you attend? Youngstown High School…

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