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Marley Cameron

Marley Cameron

A little bit about you: Name: Marley Cameron Age: 23 City: Sudbury, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Thyroid cancer with lymphatic and muscle involvement. What year was it? What was…

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Community Story
Bullet journaling through brain fog (Part 1)

Bullet journaling through brain fog (Part 1)

Elise said, “I know that many of you are like me — forgetful, unaware of time, distracted and frustrated that nothing seems to keep your brain in order. In the electronic world, we are so quick to want an app to solve these problems but I’ve found that old-school is working better than anything else. I bullet journal.”

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Survivor Profile
Megan Campbell

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…

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Survivor Profile
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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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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Survivor Profile
Danielle Taylor

Danielle Taylor

Dani’s profile was updated on August 30, 2019. Click here for the newer info. Name: Danielle Taylor Age: 26 Hometown: Toronto, ON What was your diagnosis? Colorectal cancer stage IIIA,…

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