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Dreefy (Andrea) Staudinger

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…

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Geoff's Blog
We failed.

We failed.

Failing to provide Stephenie with the connection she craves is our failure. This is not cancer’s doing; she had time when she was well, we didn’t have a program with spots available for her during that time. That stings in a way we haven’t felt before.

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Community Story
Part 3: Moving forward

Part 3: Moving forward

Krystal Anderson explains her thoughts and actions after being diagnosed with cancer in this three part series.

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Community Story
Part 2: Cancer is different for young adults

Part 2: Cancer is different for young adults

Krystal Anderson explains her thoughts and actions after being diagnosed with cancer in this three part series.

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Community Story
Part 1: On being the first in your peer group with cancer

Part 1: On being the first in your peer group with cancer

Krystal Anderson explains her thoughts and actions after being diagnosed with cancer in this three part series.

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Survivor Profile
Amber Pywell

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…

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Geoff's Blog
I was a miracle and a mess.

I was a miracle and a mess.

“My first Climb wasn’t a climb, it was a five-step walk from my hospital bed to a couch in the family room.”

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Community Story
Instagram takeover with @beast_strong_nation

Instagram takeover with @beast_strong_nation

Our seventh guest ‘grammer is Krystal Anderson (@beast_strong_nation). Krystal’s takeover showed how she handles the psychosocial effects of cancer, manages her family life, and shares the results from a recent scan.

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Survivor Profile
Nick Miller

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…

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Community Story
My sister, cancer, and a yellow umbrella

My sister, cancer, and a yellow umbrella

Sara Stimson writes about supporting her twin sister, Virginie, as she dealt with lymphoma.

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Community Story
It’s been 731 days since Sammi’s last treatment

It’s been 731 days since Sammi’s last treatment

“Next time you see me, genuinely bring up another topic. Ask me how school is going, what my plans are for the weekend — anything but cancer.”

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Danielle Taylor

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…

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Marell Tomeh

Marell Tomeh

Name: Marell Tomeh Age: 22 City: Brampton, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) What year was it? What was your age at the time? April 2013. Age…

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Community Story
Instagram takeover with @perk_laura

Instagram takeover with @perk_laura

The YACC community is filled with talented, enthusiastic, interesting people who share great photos and messages on Instagram, so we decided to let someone “take over” our account once a…

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Survivor Profile
Diane Coffin

Diane Coffin

Sadly, Diane passed away in July 2016 at the age of 39. She is remembered fondly, and her optimism and advice in this profile remains on our site to serve…

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