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Gabrielle Fecteau

Gabrielle Fecteau

A little bit about you: Name: Gabrielle Fecteau Age: 20 City: Timmins/Ottawa What was your diagnosis? Hodgkin’s Lymphoma stage 3 What year was it? What was your age at the…

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Kelly Knee

Kelly Knee

Name: Kelly Knee Age: 37 City: Torbay, NL What was your diagnosis? Stage 2 Lobular and Ductal Carcinoma of the breast What year was it? What was your age at…

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Julie Michaud

Julie Michaud

Name: Julie Michaud Age: 35 City: Fall River, NS What was your diagnosis? Stage 3b breast cancer TN (Triple negative) (September 2010), Stage 4 breast cancer (May 2015). What year…

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Survivor Profile
Nicole Clark

Nicole Clark

Submitted photo A little bit about you: Name: Nicole Clark Age: 29 City: Amherst, NS What was your diagnosis? Hodgkin’s lymphoma Stage 2 What year was it? 2012, and I…

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Community Story
Instagram takeover with @Jodz4life

Instagram takeover with @Jodz4life

Our second guest ‘grammer is Jody Mason (@jodz4life). Jody’s takeover showed how his life has changed in the five years since his diagnosis. Jody, take it away!

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Survivor Profile
Samantha Wexler

Samantha Wexler

Sadly, Samantha passed away in October 2018. Samantha’s unwavering optimism always shone through in the posts she wrote for the YACC website, and we will never forget how she inspired…

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Survivor Profile
Kara Peseski-Morel

Kara Peseski-Morel

A little bit about you: Name: Kara Peseski-Morel Age: 39 City: Toronto, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Breast cancer What year was it? What was your age at the time?…

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Sammi Martin

Sammi Martin

A little bit about Sammi: Age: 23 City: Lewisporte, NL What was your diagnosis? My cancer diagnosis was Stage III High-Risk Neuroblastoma (Ganglioneuroblastoma). What year was it? What was your…

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Katie Murray Johnson

Katie Murray Johnson

Name: Katie Murray Johnson Age: 28 Hometown: Strathmore, AB (I live in Sylvan Lake now) What was your diagnosis? Choriocarcinoma (Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia) What school did you attend? Strathmore High…

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Geoff's Blog
Seven times down, eight times up

Seven times down, eight times up

Is there a more important trait than perseverance? I’m not going to make my case right now, but count me as a massive fan of perseverance!

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Community Story
Not if, but when

Not if, but when

“Trying to explain how you feel in this situation is really hard to do with someone who has never experienced it before.”

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Community Story
Contemporary young adults in Canada: An update on their distinct issues

Contemporary young adults in Canada: An update on their distinct issues

When the question comes up of what is different about young adults, the answer is usually that they’re going through a distinct time of life that involves distinct needs. That may be true, but there’s more to the picture. Much more.

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Community Story
What’s a healthy diet, anyway?

What’s a healthy diet, anyway?

I mean, I know carrots are better for you than ice cream. It’s meager, but this is the basis of my nutritional plan.

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Geoff's Blog
YACC values commitment

YACC values commitment

At our monthly team meetings, one of our crew members discusses one of our five values: strength, courage, commitment, heart, and trail-blazing. This is Geoff’s reflection from this month’s meeting.

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Why I Climb (and why you

Why I Climb (and why you

We are climbing for YACCers like Jody and the 49,000 other young adults dealing with cancer who don’t know the power YACC—yet. Fundraising events like the Climb power YACC’s programs; there is no connection, no transformation without them. And we’d love to have you join us.

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