Testimonials

Relive the experiences described in the inspiring stories told by people close to the foundation.
I consider myself an accomplished artist.

I’ve played the harmonica since the age of seven, and I’m not embarrassed to go on stage to give a show. Not embarrassed at all -- but a little nervous all the same.
 

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I was 57 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer with metastases in the axillary lymph nodes.

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I had my first breast surgery following a cancer diagnosis in October 2015. I had to have a second operation in December 2015 due to an infection.
 

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It was a friend who introduced me to the Quebec Cancer Foundation. She had used their services when she had breast cancer. I was first introduced to art therapy, then to the Info-cancer Services, including the Library.
 

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The Quebec Cancer Foundation was very good to me throughout the entire process of my treatment for breast cancer.
 

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When a great friend of mine died of brain cancer, my life turned upside down. The first thing I did after the funeral was to go onto the Internet to see how I could offer my support to others facing this disease.
 

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On December 21, 2016, I was told I had a tumour on my parotid gland. Being from Abitibi-Témiscamingue, I was a rather dismayed at the idea of receiving treatment in Montreal. Leaving behind my wife, my boys of two and six and making arrangements to have someone take over the work at my farm would be no small task.
 

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In September 2016, I stayed at the Quebec Cancer Foundation’s  accommodation centre in Sherbrooke for exactly 29 days!
 

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Depuis plusieurs années, je m’implique auprès de la Fondation québécoise du cancer puisque je constate que son appui, et celui de ses donateurs, ont un énorme impact sur la manière dont mes patients abordent les traitements.
 

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The word “cancer” was no longer a death sentence. The word “hope” came to mind. My mission now is to instill that same idea into the minds of all young people in their 20s or 30s who have been diagnosed with cancer.
 

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