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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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The Power of Gratitude: Ashley Yoisten Shares her Story

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

In January 2020, Ashley Yoisten, a young mother of two, didn’t expect her life to change forever. When the now 35-year-old began to notice irritation in her breast, she consulted her family doctor, who suggested she go for a mammogram. Although they were hesitant to do a mammogram given her young age, they decided that … Read More

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Remembering Julie Rohr

Friday, November 19, 2021

“Hi Julie, I have your lab results back, and I’d like to discuss them with you.” For Julie Rohr– a loving mother, sister, wife and beloved Albertan – a voicemail changed everything. Stage four cancer. This is how she described that moment, “My blood ran cold, my heart stopped for a second and then started … Read More

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Volunteer Spotlight: Randy Thompson

Monday, November 8, 2021

Randy Thompson is a volunteer and cancer survivor from Calgary. As the world entered lockdown in March 2020, Randy was diagnosed with stage 4 liver and rectal cancer. For over a year, he underwent chemotherapy and surgery. Fortunately, he has had the support of the remarkable health care team at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre … Read More

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Why Danielle Rushing Gives Back

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Sitting at Tim Hortons, Danielle Rushing’s head was swirling with the words her mom, Marjorie Low, had just shared with her, ‘Hodgkins Lymphoma stage 4’. Her mother was diagnosed with cancer and would begin chemotherapy soon.  ⁠“My mom is an amazing lady, and I have watched her overcome lots. She has taught me that even … Read More

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Jennifer Dell Shares her Story

Monday, October 4, 2021

One evening in November 2020, Jennifer Dell was getting ready for bed when she found a lump in her armpit. She called her doctor first thing in the morning and got in to see him that day. “He did a physical breast exam and couldn’t find anything. He said it was a swollen lymph node … Read More

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