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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...

BLOOD CANCER RESEARCHERS UNITE TO OVERCOME THE CHALLENGES OF COVID-19

Toronto, Ontario (September 1, 2020) – Leading experts from across the country are putting on a united front to help restart the stalled momentum of cancer research in Canada.   Dr. Florian Kuchenbauer, a clinician and blood cancer researcher in British Columbia is leading a newly formed Researcher Super Team – a group of scientists that have come together to help raise funds and advocate for the cri...

Q&A – Return to Work for Immunosuppressed Individuals

Below, you will find short written answers to questions we received from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada about return to work for immunosuppressed individuals in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please note that the answers below do not constitute specific legal advice and are intended as general legal information only. If you have a specific question about a particular situation, please c...

Reflections on Self-Isolation

Linda August, bone marrow transplant and lymphoma survivor 
    "I have been in isolation at home with my partner since March 13.  The only outing since then has been walking, when not too busy out, while maintaining distance.  Others have shopped for me and dropped things on the doorstep. This is not easy for someone used to being independent.  But I am a 68-year-ol...

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