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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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Calgarian bikes across Canada to support the Alberta Cancer Foundation

Thursday, August 20, 2020

After being let go from his job, David Cormack from Calgary decided to embark on a cross country ride across Canada in support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation. He covered 3,600 kilometres and to date has raised over $6000, making him the 9th highest individual fundraiser in the 2020 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. At … Read More

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Mike Simpson’s Experience at the Bow Valley Community Cancer Centre: Caring in the Mountains

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Every time Mike Simpson visits the hospital for follow-up appointments he fills out a patient questionnaire. Is he feeling depressed? Is he sleeping well? Does he have any worries about finances? Although the Canmore resident, who has been diagnosed with cancer twice, did not experience any financial concerns as he navigated treatments and recovery, that … Read More

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Young Adults With Cancer – Morgan McNeely

Monday, July 13, 2020

Morgan McNeely is a 24-year-old Albertan living with cancer. In her free time, she volunteers with the Alberta Health Services as an Adolescent or Young Adult’s (AYA) Patient Advisor through which she provides input from her experiences to improve the overall care for young adults facing cancer. She shares her story today.  In Her Own … Read More

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From Patient to Advocate: Recovering In Remission

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Growing up on a horse farm in Ontario, Julie Deleemans enjoyed a happy and healthy childhood. It wasn’t until she turned 15 that her voice began to change, and her health started to deteriorate. The constant tightness and pain she felt in her throat was accompanied by chronic fatigue and a hoarse voice. Eventually, when … Read More

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Krystal Kitchen shares her experience with health-care journal app, ZoeInsights

Monday, June 29, 2020

Krystal Kitchen from Calgary was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 2017. While undergoing treatment, she had the opportunity to use the ZoeInsights app, an innovative digital tool that allows patients and their caregivers to manage health-care data such as appointment dates, medications, treatments and more. “It was really helpful for me. I was easily able … Read More

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