I was diagnosed December 15, 2015. At the time of my treatment I had a range of emotions. Uncertainty, optimism and being scared were probably the top three. Not knowing how my body was going to react the chemotherapy was frightening. But I had the support of more people then I could count which made the treatments easier.
What motivates me to be involved with the LLSC is the people who sat in the treatment rooms with me. The LLSC does a lot of help of those people and being able to make a difference in those people lives makes volunteering with the LLSC much more meaningful.
My most memorable experience with the LLSC is the 2017 Light the Night walk in Halifax where I was the honored hero. It was an experience that I couldn't have had anywhere else. Standing up in front of 5000+ people and sharing my story was a scary but motivating thing I ever did. Seeing people relate to made me feel part of a community that I never knew existed.
"What I would say to someone who is considering volunteering or donating to the LLSC is you're just not helping doctors find a cure for cancer but you're helping the everyday lives of people living with cancer. It impacts them and their family. The programs and teaching sessions the LLSC puts on helps give clear and informative information that helps patients and their families through every step of their journey."