Testimonials

Relive the experiences described in the inspiring stories told by people close to the foundation.
Félix et Hélène
Four years ago, my son Félix passed away from a rare form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. He was 20 years old. Despite his youth, Félix did more to make his friends and family aware of the beauty and fragility of life than I have ever done.

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Lise Auger
In June 2013, I learned I had breast cancer. I was only 45 and the diagnosis hit me like a real tsunami. I was very much afraid of what lay ahead and I had a million questions.

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Francis Bourbeau
I never thought it could happen to me, especially not at 32. Magalie and I wanted to have a baby, to start our family. Then came the diagnosis: testicular cancer.

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Lyne Lord
March 22, 2013, my ears went deaf and I could hear nothing but the words: endometrial cancer. A gynecologist was announcing it to me over the phone and I couldn’t believe it. One year later, I can tell you that angels held my hand and helped me as I climbed the mountain.

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Lucie Marcotte
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 49 years of age, there was a break in my life. It seemed to me that body and soul were going through it together.

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Pierre et Jean
It is a well-known fact that the kitchen is the favourite gathering place for Quebecers! At the Quebec Cancer Foundation, Pierre and Jean are volunteers who prepare meals for residents at the Montreal Lodge as part of its community dinners.
 

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Dolorès P.
Life sometimes does things in funny ways. Last year, at 73 years of age, I was diagnosed with breast cancer just three days before I was to bury my daughter, who had just died of the same type of cancer at 42 years of age.

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Anie Beauchemin
Like many people who live in regions far away from the oncology centres, I had to leave my home to go for my radiation therapy. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer, I had gone through a lot to try to stay positive. But at that moment, I was afraid of failing. I saw myself alone, making the daily trip between the hospital and a motel room, and I felt I was not ready to live through that.
 

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Jocelyne Cliche
In my job as a social worker, I help others face difficult situations, but I was not at all prepared to face my own diagnosis of advanced stage breast cancer.

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Cécile Rossignol
In 2010, my granddaughter Isabelle was diagnosed with her first cancer at only 35 years of age. This news angered me greatly! It was an unfair situation! In spite of my anger, I wanted to be there for her.

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