Patient Stories

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Your help today will help Matt & Madison continue their love story tomorrow.

My name is Matt and together with my wife Madison I am living with a cancer diagnosis which might not be curable. I am only 30 years old and I have stage IV malignant melanoma.And I am scared. Yet I am optimistic too. I am scared I may not have many more tomorrows with my loved ones. I am optimistic there may be a cure for cancer one day through … Continue reading Your help today will help Matt & Madison continue their love story tomorrow.

Brody’s Story

Our names are Rick and Melanie and our eight-year-old son Brody has brain cancer. Watching our child deteriorate in front of our eyes has been incredibly difficult and something we hope you will never have to experience personally. We want to share his challenging story with you in the hope it will inspire you to support the important research happening at CancerCare Manitoba. Brody’s loss of coordination was an early … Continue reading Brody’s Story

Maia’s Story

Our names are Alicia & Rob and our four-year-old daughter Maia has cancer. We would like to share with you our personal story. There is a saying, “you aren’t a cancer parent until you are.” You never think it’s going to happen to you and then suddenly it does. Can you imagine what it’s like learning your child has cancer? Earlier this year the unimaginable became our family’s reality. Receiving … Continue reading Maia’s Story

Sean’s Story

My name is Sean Sheridan. I’m 31 years old and I live with cancer. Have you ever wondered what it’s like for someone diagnosed with cancer in the prime of life? I found out I had colorectal cancer in November 2012. I was 26. At the time, I was a typical guy in my twenties, working in the oil-field industry and traveling a lot. I worked hard and didn’t think … Continue reading Sean’s Story

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