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I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia on February 12, 2018. This is my story.

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  • What’s Your Ripple?

    I see a lot of discussion on Covid lately, and I just want to take a moment to allow you to see a different perspective of it. A lot of the focus is on covid itself, and how serious the virus is versus how seriously we should be thinking about…

  • Let’s Talk/ I Knew You Could

    OK- This is an unorthodox “Bell Let’s Talk” mental health day smorgasbord of which 90% is a children’s book. Don’t be afraid. Read on. It has admittedly been a couple rough weeks. The damage to my kidneys is severe and not reversible- approximately 90% of it is scarred. My clinic…

  • Second Life

    A short story about life from the perspective of a transplant patient. Written by Cadence Grace for CBC short story competition in 2020. The last few days of my first life weren’t really so bad. I called it the honeymoon. My heart was still filled with hope and determination as…

  • Delayed Reaction

    Today I decided to go out for a walk in the sun. I usually go at night so I don’t have to worry about covering up, wearing sunscreen and hats. As a former ‘sun-baby’, I found it hard to stomach all these new precautions, so I just avoided it all…

  • An open letter to my husband

    We got married three years ago today and stood across from each other (On literally the hottest freaking day of the year in the blazing sun). I cried my eyes out, and you claimed your eyes were just ‘sweating’, and we all laughed and then recited our vows. In sickness…

  • Retreats & Recovery

    The last few days have been absolutely insane- so much so I haven’t really had time to sit down and reflect on them yet. Today I have a bit of downtime and I wanted to talk about how incredible my weekend was. This weekend I attended a retreat for women…

  • Country Music KICKED CANCERS ASS!

    Yesterday was amazing, and truly insane. After a wonderful weekend retreat, to walk into something like that was overwhelming. I cried in the corner for the first ten minutes because I was so filled with gratitude. I can never thank or repay everyone enough for all that you’ve done to…

  • How yoga saved my life

    Today was just so amazing it’s going to be hard to put in to words. I woke up and went to yoga with the girls at the Pink Pearl retreat. It was the first time I had practiced yoga since I was diagnosed, which was a powerful step for me…

  • How you can be a HERO

    Did you know, that in one single day you can save someone’s life, while watching netflix? Neither did I until I was diagnosed with Leukemia, and told that without a bone marrow transplant, I wouldn’t survive. When I was first diagnosed with Leukemia I barely understood how my own body…