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Kayla Tremblett

Kayla Tremblett

A little bit about you: Name: Kayla Tremblett Age: 26 City: Mississauga, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, grey zone lymphoma What year was it? What was…

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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
Sarah Kikuchi

Sarah Kikuchi

A little bit about you: Name: Sarah Kikuchi Age: 28 City: Halifax, NS What was your diagnosis? Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) What year was it? What was your age at…

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Andrea Whittle

Andrea Whittle

Andrea’s profile was updated on September 16, 2019. Click here for the newer info. A little bit about you: Name: Andrea Whittle Age: 33 Hometown: Winnipeg, MB Diagnosis: Grade ⅔…

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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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Community Story
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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Community Story
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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Community Story
New Year’s Eve ritual and new beginnings

New Year’s Eve ritual and new beginnings

As 2018 comes to an end, I found myself reflecting on a few ideas and personal experiences.

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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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Community Story
A letter to my past self

A letter to my past self

Dear Kayla, it’s me, your future self. I wanted to write you a letter to tell you some things that you need to know.

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Survivor Profile
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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Community Story
The fear of relapse and moving on

The fear of relapse and moving on

Cancer destroyed my life, but after the dust settled I was able to pick myself up and put away the past, allowing myself to explore and re-discover my life in the present.

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