Before being diagnosis with cancer, Amy’s life was very exciting. In May of 2016, she finished her Doctorate of Pharmacy, specializing in cancer care (University of Toronto). In July, she purchased her first home. In September, she married her husband, Marc. Then – in November, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. That diagnosis changed the trajectory of her life. Amy underwent surgery to remove an ovarian tumor the size of a football. Following surgery, she received treatment with chemotherapy, and then faced the long recovery back to health. On St. Patrick’s Day in 2019, Amy and her husband welcomed their lucky little boy, Maximilian. With just one remaining ovary, Amy continues to joke that “you really can put all your eggs in one basket.”
In Amy’s Words
Cancer is difficult beyond imagine. The stress of having your own life threatened is overwhelming. As a cancer fighter, you shouldn’t have to worry about the financial impact as well. When I was diagnosed, life had just begun. We had student loan payments, a new mortgage, car payments – I honestly didn’t know how we were going to make it through. The PinkWig is reached me in my darkest hour. They are a bright light who supported me when I needed it the most.
City/Town of Residence: Saskatoon
Diagnosis: Ovarian Cancer
Age at Diagnosis: 30