Profiles

Charlene Charles

Name: Charlene Charles Age: 40 City: Markham, ON What was your diagnosis? Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma What year was it? What was your age at the time? My first diagnosis was in 2015; I was 37 and turning 38 in a few weeks. My second diagnosis was the next year when I was 38….

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Joanne Archibald

A little bit about you: Age: 25 City: Toronto, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Biologically, the diagnosis was large diffuse B cell lymphoma (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma). However, the cancer presented itself much more like Burkitt’s Lymphoma — Stage IV — with two large tumors. One tumor was 11 x 10 cm and growing in my mediastinum…

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Courtney Fleming

A little bit about you: Name: Courtney Fleming Age: 27 City: Peterborough, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Grade II Ependymoma What year was it? I was told I had a brain tumour in 2016; a surgery on February 6, 2017 removed approximately 95 per cent of it, and I was given my official diagnosis in…

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Dawn

A little bit about you: Name: Dawn Age: 40 City: Toronto, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Uterine Leiomyosarcoma (Lie-yo-my-yo-sarcoma), Stage 3, low-grade. What year was it? What was your age at the time? 2015; 38-years-old. What is something you’ve done that you’re really proud of? In 2012 I changed careers and decided to go back…

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Alexander Mandarino

A little bit about you: Name: Alexander Mandarino Age: 22 City: Brampton, ON What was your diagnosis?   Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) What year was it? What was your age at the time? November 2014, I was 20-years-old. What is something you’ve done that you’re really proud of? I get this question a lot, and quite…

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Megan Campbell

Sadly, Megan passed away in July 2017. We will remember her sweet nature, contagious spirit, and desire to help others. She leaves a huge legacy here at YACC, and her impact will help change the lives of other young adults affected by cancer in Canada. Name: Megan Campbell Age: 27 City: Edmonton, AB What is…

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Dreefy (Andrea) Staudinger

A little bit about you: Name:  Dreefy (Andrea) Staudinger Age:  38! Aaaaack! City:  Alix/Red Deer, AB What was/is your diagnosis? My first diagnosis was low grade B-cell follicular lymphoma (Aug 2012) and the second diagnosis was diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (Non-Hodgkin’s). What year was it? What was your age at the time? I was diagnosed…

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Amber Pywell

A little bit about you: Name: Amber Pywell Age: 35 City: Duncan, BC What was your diagnosis? Papillary thyroid cancer with follicular variant. Metastasized to lymph nodes. What year was it? 2015 What was your age at the time? 34 What is something you’ve done that you’re really proud of? My life. All that I…

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Nick Miller

A little bit about you: Name: Nicholas (Nick) Miller Age: 31 City: Toronto (born Melbourne, Australia) What was/is your diagnosis? May 2015: right-sided testicular mass; Jun 2015: spread to lymph nodes; Aug 2015: remaining soft tissue tumor at surgical margins; Sep 2016: in remission. What year was it? What was your age at the time?…

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Danielle Taylor

Name: Danielle Taylor Age: 26 Hometown: Toronto, ON What was your diagnosis? Colorectal cancer stage IIIA, currently in monitoring What school do you attend? York University What is your career goal? Medical Social Worker What is your occupation? Student at York University and employed in media relations for a podcast advertising agency.   Your cancer…

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