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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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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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Survivor Profile
Stacy Sherlock

Stacy Sherlock

A little bit about you: Name: Stacy Sherlock Age: 31 City: Vancouver, BC What was/is your diagnosis? Transitional Cell Carcinoma (bladder cancer) What year was it? What was your age…

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Andrea Whittle

Andrea Whittle

A little bit about you: Name: Andrea Whittle Age: 33 Hometown: Winnipeg, MB Diagnosis: Grade ⅔ Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Progesterone and Estrogen receptor protein positive HER2 positive 100% recurrence rate…

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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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After the Hook-up: Part 3

After the Hook-up: Part 3

Big Cancer Hook-up guest Paul Brace chats with Geoff about the right time to celebrate after cancer.

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After the Hook-up: Part 2

After the Hook-up: Part 2

Big Cancer Hook-up guest Paul Brace chats with Geoff about facing mortality.

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After the Hook-up: Part 1

After the Hook-up: Part 1

Big Cancer Hook-up guest Paul Brace chats with Geoff about spirituality.

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The 2019 New Year poem

The 2019 New Year poem

A member of the YACC community asked to publish their poetry anonymously, and we’re always happy to help YACCers express themselves however they feel most comfortable. 

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Survivor Profile
Jag Takhar

Jag Takhar

A little bit about you: Name: Jag Takhar Age: 38 City: Brampton, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Stage II breast cancer What year was it? 2017 What was your age…

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Adam Van Hove

Adam Van Hove

A little about you Name: Adam Van Hove Age: 29 City: Delhi, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Burkett’s Lymphoma What year was it? What was your age at the time?…

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Tori Zimmerman   

Tori Zimmerman   

A little bit about you: Name: Tori Zimmerman Age: 24 City: Edmonton, AB What was/is your diagnosis? Acute Myeloid Leukemia, MLL mutation What year was it? What was your age…

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Geoff's Blog
19 things you didn’t know about my time in ICU

19 things you didn’t know about my time in ICU

I played Risk the night before I went to hospital with a fever and an unknown infection in my Hickman catheter. And I won! I took over the world the…

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Survivor Profile
Charlene Charles

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…

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Joanne Archibald

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…

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