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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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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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Survivor Profile
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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Survivor Profile
Paula Veinotte-Nickerson

Paula Veinotte-Nickerson

A little bit about you: Name: Paula Veinotte-Nickerson Age: 34 City: Upper Rawdon, NS What was/is your diagnosis? Papillary thyroid carcinoma metastatic What year was it? 2016 What was your…

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Community Story
Everything you ever wanted to know about my diagnosis

Everything you ever wanted to know about my diagnosis

Why do some people feel like they can ask me so many insanely personal questions?

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Geoff's Blog
We’re one month away from the 18th Annual Climb!

We’re one month away from the 18th Annual Climb!

We’ve had another tough run at YACC this year, losing amazing people in our community like Justin, Megan, Stephenie, Jody, and others. I’m climbing in memory of them, and to give YACC more resources to help their cancer brothers and sisters.

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Survivor Profile
Courtney Fleming

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…

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Dawn

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…

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Geoff's Blog
Treason: “He’s a crook” (Part 2)

Treason: “He’s a crook” (Part 2)

Despite the goodwill of charitable supporters and the belief that “it’s a great cause,” the trust and belief we charities are afforded on the revenue side is sharply contrasted with the treasonous accusations levied on the expense side of our organizations.

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Trust: “It’s a great cause” (Part 1)

Trust: “It’s a great cause” (Part 1)

We are excited to share our annual report for our 2015-16 year. It was a year of continued impact on young adults facing the end of their lives just as they’re starting. It was a year of pressure and intensity. It was a year we finished stronger than we started.

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Community Story
10 things you should tell your caregiver

10 things you should tell your caregiver

Here is Jody Mason’s list of things to tell your caregivers to give them some insight into what you’re feeling.

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Community Story
Bullet journaling through brain fog (Part 3)

Bullet journaling through brain fog (Part 3)

By Elise Bonder Mastering your basic bullet journal is easy, and there is no shame at leaving it at that. But, if you’re the kind of person who likes to…

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Survivor Profile
Alexander Mandarino

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…

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Community Story
Bullet journaling through brain fog (Part 2)

Bullet journaling through brain fog (Part 2)

By Elise Bonder For the second post in this series, I want to get into why, why, why I bullet journal. The fog is thick—I mean THICK—in this brain of…

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