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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.

Drea’s Story

Although CancerCare Manitoba surgeons were successful in removing Drea’s entire tumour, this wasn’t the end of her journey. Drea had a long, grueling treatment regime including high-dosage chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. The stress on her young body from these treatments was intense and eventually the decision was made to stop the maintenance chemotherapy.

Shirley’s Story

In the spring of 2022 Shirley and her husband Wayne spent nearly two months in Toronto where she went through CAR T-cell therapy – a treatment that saved her life. Thanks to donors’ unwavering support of local research, patients like Shirley will no longer need to travel out of province to receive this critical care in the future.

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.