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TELLING YOUR PERSONAL STORY

Remember to craft your personal story by writing it down.Capturing all your thoughts and feelings is fundamental to your advocacy activities as this will be what connects you to the listener and humanizes the issues you bring forward. To learn more about how to develop your personal story, please review Telling Your Personal Story: A How-To Guide.

Eric’s Story

At 41 years old, I was relatively young, healthy, and enjoying time with my young family. My children were 5 and 8 years old. In the spring of 2022 we were planning our next adventures: a trip to Disneyland and camping trips throughout Alberta. In late April I experienced bloody stools, an alarming symptom which I knew not to ignore. With hindsight, I can also say I was ...

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Coping with the impact of cancer on your mental health: Lisa Martin’s story

Lisa Martin is a stage II colorectal cancer survivor and a passionate advocate for mental health and well-being. In this video, she talks about how colorectal cancer affected her mental health, and how she approached her journey to recovery. ...

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Gordon Levine’s Story

Gordon was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at the age of 48. After numerous surgeries, various lines of chemotherapy, one clinical trial, and immunotherapy, he is now cancer-free. Here, he shares five important lessons he learned throughout his experience with colon cancer. ...

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Sam Megarry’s Story

Sam was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and Lynch syndrome when she was 28 years old. In this video, she talks about the difficult path to getting diagnosed and how she eventually found her own ways of reconnecting with her body. ...

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Patient Story: Jordan

To donate: https://ccc.akaraisin.com/ui/bashforhope “Hope is all you need. Never give up Hope." Recently, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jordan Gardiner, who was diagnosed with early age onset colorectal cancer (EAO CRC). He shared a little bit about himself and his diagnosis and treatment experiences. We hope that sharing Jordan's story can continue to raise awaren...

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