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Loblaw Companies Limited step up in a time of crisis to help support Canadians affected by a blood cancer

Loblaw Companies Limited step up in a time of crisis to help support Canadians affected by a blood cancer Toronto, ON, October 13, 2020 – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada and Loblaw Companies Limited are pleased to announce this year’s Give a Little, Help a Lot Light The Night campaign has raised $281,874 for Canadians affected by a blood cancer through in-store fundraising at its Superstore and E...

My son is going back to school

By Jany Chauvat COVID-19 has brought many changes. Since March, we have had to adjust how we live our lives. As a survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, I had no choice but to adapt to the new health measures. Wearing a mask, limiting visits and all contact, washing my hands every ten minutes—it brought me right back to three years ago. It’s the life of an immunosuppressed person. Mine is a relativel...

The mental health challenges of living with cancer during COVID-19

Article originally published on September 11 in the Globe & Mail Mayra Husic in the meditation room and “healing space” she built in the back yard of her Montreal home. When the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered borders in March and forced Canadians inside their homes, Mayra Husic felt despondent. Her beloved yellow lab had recently died, and she found herself sleeping on the couch every night with her da...

Former McGill lineman Spera is battling a new foe — leukemia

Original article written by Herb Zurkowsky and published in the Montreal Gazette - Sept 5, 2020 Doctors have told the family no options remain and have given the 34-year-old six months to live. 'I'm scared a little bit. Scared how it's going to happen and what it's going to look like at the end.' Raffaele Spera Jr. with his wife, Cristina Bilbao, and children Damiano and Ariana at a park near thei...