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Your donations positively impact people in your community every day. They could be your neighbours, friends and even your family members. We encourage you to read the stories of patients from right here in our province who have benefitted from the generosity of donors.

David, a middle-aged man, looking at camera, smiling, while leaning against a concrete wall with lush greenery filling the background.

David’s Story

David has been living with prostate cancer since 2009. While his journey has included a variety of different treatments, it was his recent involvement in a clinical trial that has given him more years with his wife, children and young grandchildren when there were no remaining treatment options available.

Marvin dressed in a black cashmere sweater pulled over a white collared dress shirt posing for a photograph at a park in front of a duck pond.

Marvin’s Story

Marvin’s life changed dramatically just a few short months ago. He has a history of cancer in his family and was experiencing some mild symptoms, so he was wise to approach his doctor for routine testing.

older man with grey hair and beard standing with bicycle and gratitude sign.

Thanks to your dedication, Ted celebrated five years cancer-free in January

Five years ago, after a routine dental appointment, Ted received the frightening news that he had cancer. His dentist had noticed a growth on the underside of Ted’s tongue, prompting him to recommend that Ted follow up with his doctor. After many appointments with different specialists, a biopsy determined that the growth was cancerous, and Ted was diagnosed with a rare form of tongue cancer.

That was the question our nine-year-old son Cain asked the doctor on the worst day of our lives.

Cain is the most courageous person we know. Even in the midst of chemotherapy and painful limb-salvage surgery, he never lost his spirit or gave up hope. We are so proud of him. Without the support of donors, Cain wouldn’t have received his life-saving surgery in Manitoba.

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Your commitment gave Allan access to an innovative new treatment

Allan, a spry gentleman in his 80s has a physical twice a year to ensure he is in his best health. Following one of these physicals, Allan’s primary care physician discovered a spot on his lung. In July of 2021, the spot was confirmed to be a tumour. “My doctor told me I had cancer. What a terrible word,” said Allan. “He laid out my treatment plan: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.”