Patient Stories

Bryce’s Story

Our son Bryce is an active, caring and compassionate child who’s always thinking of other people. He’s played hockey and soccer—Bryce really likes soccer—and he loves our farm animals. We have dogs, kittens, horses and chickens. Bryce also collects seashells from Winnipeg Beach and from Mexico, brought home by his grandparents. He loves living on our acreage near Lake Winnipeg, where he enjoys the beaches and tubing in summer. Bryce … Continue reading Bryce’s Story

Tara’s Story

Cancer does not discriminate by age or gender. It does not care about your life plan. Cancer is a journey that can happen to anyone, anywhere. And it is one of the hardest journeys a person can travel. Seeing a family live through a cancer diagnosis is incredibly painful. For some, treatment is short and quickly effective. Others endure what seems like endless rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. If … Continue reading Tara’s Story

Rachel’s Story

“I wish I had Leukemia.” These are the words of 17-year-old Rachel Kashton. And although you probably find them very surprising, I can assure you that you read them correctly. You see, when Rachel was only 14 years old she was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). This form of leukemia is very rare, affecting only 10% of people who are diagnosed with leukemia and nearly always adults. It starts … Continue reading Rachel’s Story

Conor’s Story

On December 19th, 2012, Conor was not a cancer patient. The next day, Conor and his family would learn that he was in for the fight of his life. At the young age of 3, Conor was diagnosed with leukemia. Life for the next three and a half years would be very different from his “pre-cancer” life. In the first ten months of his treatment, Conor underwent two surgeries, survived … Continue reading Conor’s Story

Zoey and Zayne’s Story

Before they had names, before they had cute little grins, before they had even left their mother’s womb, the Espayos twins were already in a fight for their lives. Zoey and Zayne Espayos were born on August 30, 2013, but their story actually begins eight blood transfusions earlier. You might think the most shocking part of Reina Espayos’ pregnancy was learning that she was carrying identical twin girls. You would … Continue reading Zoey and Zayne’s Story