Community Stories

Inspirational Stories

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I participate as a Patient / Survivor
Amanda Saunders
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A chronic illness is not a gift, but it’s certainly a lesson that I carry with me.

Grand Falls-WindsorNL
Canada

Picture of Gianpaolo Filippelli's family
I participate as a Patient / Survivor
Gianpaolo Evangelisti
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Gianpaolo was diagnosed at 3 years old.

MississaugaON
Canada

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I participate as a Patient / Survivor
Jastinne Ramos
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I try to live by these three rules: be adventurous, be curious and be brave.

OttawaON
Canada

Picture of Ashleigh and Leah
I participate as a Patient / Survivor
Ashleigh & Leah
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We will never forget how we felt when hearing those words "your child has cancer"

OttawaON
Canada

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I participate as a Patient / Survivor
Andrea Powell
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"I remember being at my daughter’s baptism and wondering whether I would be alive for her other milestones"

CalgaryAB
Canada

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I participate as a Patient / Survivor
Amanda & Geoff Ball
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"Everyone kept hoping it would be CML, because it’s one of the ‘better’ types of leukemia"

CalgaryAB
Canada

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I participate as a Patient / Survivor
Jenna Black & Daniel Luke
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"I'm so grateful for my family, we were barely ever alone in the room"

CalgaryAB
Canada

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I Participate as a Supporter
Linda Barrette
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Hearing those words "Mom I have cancer,” is something no parent should ever have to hear.

CalgaryAB
Canada

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