Your Life After Cancer Stories

While cancer survivors often have shared experience and struggles, every blood cancer story is unique. Mixed media artist  David  X  helped us share just a few of these stories and the people who lived them. David X is a mixed media contemporary artist who creates striking paintings fusing Eastern and Western artistic traditions. We will continue to update this section with more inspiring survivor stories.

 

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Stories

Samantha Redsky

I was diagnosed with a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 23. Needless to say, it was a surreal experience. When I was officially diagnosed, I wasn’t traumatized. I wasn’t upset or devastated. I had a ‘what can we do to beat this’ attitude.  My blood cancer was considered so rare, it is actually a statistics case. The rare medicinal subset of the bl...

Tom Wong

Great family, amazing friends, an inner faith I could count on, and a healthy body that was still holding up on the softball diamond; life was going great. In the summer of 2014, I started noticing changes. At a cottage weekend, I noticed myself pausing after every log I split. I couldn't even walk to the bus stop without heavy breaths; I knew...

Sherley Roy

My name is Sherley Roy. I’m 48 years old, and I’m a home care nurse. In March 2017, following two weeks of rest and medication after injuring my back at work, my health deteriorated, and I was taken to the emergency room at the hospital. I was vomiting and could no longer urinate. I was dehydrated and confused. But I never imagined th...

Brian Fortune

They say that every cloud has a silver lining.  After surviving two battles with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), I have to say I am a believer in that statement.   Spending a lot of time alone while undergoing chemotherapy gives one the opportunity to reflect on a lot of things about the past, as well as a chance to think about the future you hope you will have.  Following my initial battle with NHL,...

Podcast - Survivorship Issues with Hart Searle

Hart Searle had a 35-year career in Canada’s oil and gas industry, the majority of it in a wide range of senior corporate communications roles, including employee communications, media, government and indigenous relations, and community contributions. Hart is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor and has been actively involved with the LLSC since 2011, primarily as a First Connection volunteer. 

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