From Adversity to Advocacy: Shannon Kadar’s story
At 40 years old, Shannon Kadar was living her dream. She was married to her high school sweetheart, she had three happy sons, and a fulfilling career. Then she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
To those who came before: Davis Huehn’s Story
Back in Kitchener for reading week, Davis Huehn and his mother, Tanya, cherish every moment together. Through the shared laughter, Tanya’s happiness is palpable—because her son is not just home, he’s
Never say die: Jessica Wright's story
39-year-old Jessica Wright has battled various illnesses her whole life and during adulthood, she faced an unprecedented diagnosis of clear cell odontogenic carcinoma in her lungs. Her only treatment option was experimental radiation at the Gerald C. Baines Centre for Translational Cancer Research where she met Dr. Pencilla Lang. Jessica’s treatment was successful and she is deeply appreciative of the Baines Centre for giving her a second chance at life.
The Sound of Freedom: Taryn Armstrong’s story
For Taryn Armstrong, sound wasn’t just a sense, it was a tether to life itself—a tether she feared she had lost forever. Over a decade ago, while immersed in her role as an Educational Assistant, Taryn experienced a sudden and unsettling change in her hearing. It was as if she were submerged under water.
Finding Light at the End of the Hospital Hallway: Charmaine Ward’s Story
Whether it is the distant hum of machinery, the sharp antiseptic aroma or the seemingly endless corridors, the hospital can come across as bleak to some. But by infusing warmth and hope into this
Honouring a Life Hard Fought For
The town of Woodslee rests just half an hour east of Windsor and is surrounded by swathes of farmland with roads straight as a ruler. Turning into George Sutherland’s U-shaped drive, one can’t help
A Grateful Journey of Healing: Pat Payton’s story
After nearly 40 years in the newspaper business, Pat Payton says he was ready to retire. Then, in early 2022, Pat was having trouble urinating. Understandably concerned, he visited his local doctor
Racing Awareness: Taylor Rayner’s story
Meet Taylor Rayner: financial advisor, racing enthusiast and advocate for mental health awareness. For as long as he can remember, Taylor has always tried putting others first. An individual