Warrior Series: Tanner Whidden’s CANcer Journey

This summer marks three years since I underwent two ten hour surgeries and 28 rounds of radiation to get rid of the huge cancerous spinal cord tumour that was killing me slowly. The surgeries left me paralyzed from my chest down. I have learned a lot in three years. I have gone from wearing diapers…

Warrior Series: Erin Simpson’s CANcer Journey

January the 13th will forever be a day that will be in my memory. It was the day I was handed the stupid pink bag. I suppose I should start off by explaining what led me to receiving this. October 2015 I found a lump in my right breast and went to my doctor. Since…

The Hard Part of Getting Better

We have all learned not to judge book by its cover, not to criticize what you cannot understand and not to be fooled by what you see on the outside, because the inside is often a very different story. We learn this lesson in grade school as we build friendships, and carry it through our lives as we…

So Long, Old Friend. I Hope to See You Only in my Memories.

Last Wednesday, July 6th, 2016, I experienced one of the most powerful days of my entire life. Last Wednesday I saw the end to a very transformational and both humbling and empowering half a year long journey. It is without a doubt that I can say that I am lucky to have been served this…

The Truth

“I have so many things to celebrate in my life, that if I had a glass of champagne for each one, I’d be drunk all the time” Our social environments are constantly reminding us of the bad, the ugly and the unfortunate. In fact, the media is so good at doing this that we actually FORGET…