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Our blog features stories from some of the 53 Albertans and their familes who hear the words “you have cancer.” every day.

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Harjeet Kaur and her blood cancer journey

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

In May 2018, Harjeet Kaur came to Edmonton from India with her husband – hoping for a new career, a new life, and to start a family. Things were all right at first. “Everything was going smoothly; I was living my normal life,” Harjeet says. “But life had different plans.” Harjeet began to have fevers … Read More

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My Cancer Journey By Bradley K. Drader

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

My cancer journey began in the spring of 1969 at the age of 2.5 years. The Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton had only recently opened, and I was admitted after being diagnosed with a rare form of adrenal cancer. After the gland was removed, it was determined that the cancer had greatly affected other glandular … Read More

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Honouring Her Brother’s Legacy: Allison Wusaty

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

An active volunteer and fundraiser for the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Allison Wusaty tells the story of her brother and her reason for being involved with the Foundation. Allison’s brother, Andrew, was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 30. He underwent four brain surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and received care at the Tom Baker Cancer … Read More

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Michael Kosterman

Always Keep On Fighting: Michael Kosterman’s Cancer Story

Monday, March 13, 2023

When Michael Kosterman was diagnosed with cancer, he and his wife, Deidra, were in the midst of an adventurous period in their lives. They had recently run a Bed and Breakfast in Revelstoke, tried gold mining, and even taught English in Mexico for six months. Tired of the rainy weather in British Columbia, they moved … Read More

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Finding Purpose: Kim Duke on her Breast Cancer Journey

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Kim Duke is an entrepreneur and writer in St. Albert, Alberta. Her cancer journey began in 2016, after she recently turned 50 years old.  “It’s one of the few things that makes me speechless all these years later,” she confesses. Diagnosed with HER2 breast cancer, Kim’s treatment lasted more than a year; she underwent surgery, … Read More

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