Patient Stories

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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.

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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.”

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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.

Your support of cancer prevention and screening will change lives.

On her 50th birthday Lorraine made an agreement with her best friend that they would do breast self-checks every full moon – 13 times per year on top of the recommended mammogram every two years. It was this commitment to her friend and to her own health that led Lorraine to notice something wasn’t right. During one of Lorraine’s regular ‘full moon’ checks in the fall of 2021 she noticed a lump. It was a discovery that would save her life.

Cain’s Story

Cain, a creative, nine-year-old has been approaching his bone cancer diagnosis with strength and courage. “Will I need surgery?”, “What are my chances of survival?” and “Will I lose my leg?” are just some of the hard questions Cain asked his doctor on the day of his cancer diagnosis.

You are making new treatments available to Manitobans

Thanks to donors like you, Shelley Schultz is living her life to the fullest eight years after hearing she had just six months to live. It was in the fall of 2014 that the Schultz family’s world was turned upside down. Shelley was experiencing what she thought was a migraine. This was not unusual for her as she had suffered from them for years. But this time it was persistent and her family was concerned.