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  • Meet Carrie

    “You have cancer”!  The three scariest words Carrie unexpectedly heard one beautiful Saturday after her first mammogram.  Immediately, her life was turned upside down. She felt like there had to have been a mistake. Carrie never felt sick, did CrossFit nearly every day, followed a very healthy diet and lifestyle. How could this happen?
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  • Meet Andrea

    Andrea’s cancer began with increasing pain in her hips and ribs which were multiple fractures. Prior to multiple myeloma, she was utilizing her social work degree, and experience with horses to develop and deliver an equine therapy program while starting grad studies. 
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  • Meet Val

    2017 was certainly a memorable year. In May that year Val’s wife was diagnosed with stage 2 lung cancer. After a partial lung removal in June, she returned home to recover and two days later Val found a breast lump. It was confirmed as breast cancer on July 11th and on August 14th she had a mastectomy with a few minor complications.
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  • Meet Susan

    Susan felt like she was finally getting her life established as a single woman: bought her own home, had a job she loved designing and building the displays for the Enchanted Forest, and had her two best supporters – her fur babies. In October of 2018 her world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with triple negative invasive mammary carcinoma (a type of breast cancer).
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  • Meet Stacy

    At the age of 30, Stacy found a lump while showering. Despite seeing multiple doctors it took almost a year to be diagnosed with cancer. Stacy regrets not fighting for a diagnosis sooner but has come to learn that this is not uncommon in young women with no family history of breast cancer.
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  • Meet Louise

    Louise went for a routine mammogram on March 18, 2019. That’s when they found 2 masses on her left breast and was diagnosed with breast cancer a few days later. She then had surgery to remove the cancerous tumor April 16th, started chemotherapy in June, and then radiation October.
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  • Meet Brandy

    Before her diagnosis Brandy had no experience with cancer – only what she had seen on movies and social media. She first felt a large lump and went to have it checked as she was scheduled for a breast reduction in about a week. Brandy recalls first being sent for an ultrasound, then mammogram and then a second lump was found.
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  • Meet Angelena

    At the age of 30, Angelena, a wife and a mother of two beautiful girls, enjoyed her work as an RN at the Royal University hospital in Saskatoon. In early 2018, she found out that she was pregnant again. At the end of March 2018, she had some routine bloodwork done that showed abnormal results. She was hospitalized that same day was later diagnosed with AML.
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  • Meet Amy

    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.
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  • Meet Pam

    Pam has high praise for the Pink wig Foundation and its donors: “You are some of the most beautiful people around.  Without you, cancer creates barriers.  You are assisting people like me in living whatever form of life we have, without financial barriers holding us back in achieving our dreams.  You are truly amazing!”
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  • Meet Darla

    Darla will be off work for at least 8 months while she battles this awful disease, and being a single mom on a limited income, she had the additional stress of finances. Darla was ecstatic when The Pink Wig Foundation chose her as their recipient. With funding from the Pink Wig Foundation she no longer needs to stress over her finances and can now concentrate on her treatment.
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  • Meet Jamie

    Jamie was diagnosed with Triple Negative Invasive Breast Cancer at the age of 28. She was not able to continue working to the same capacity she had been because her chemotherapy treatments left her with a very low immune system, but with the help of The Pink wig Foundation she has maintained a positive attitude: “I just recently began trying to realize that dream with a friend as we are trying to start our own catering business that will hopefully grow into a food truck and ultimately a restaurant.”
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  • Meet Kimberley

    Kim had recently bought a new home and was excited to begin a new phase of her life when she noticed a spot on her tongue that turned out to be malignant. She went through extensive surgeries and treatments, including a surgery to remove a substantial part of her tongue, which was then rebuilt using a graft from her forearm. She says, “The Pink Wig Foundation swept the stress away at a critical stage of my fragile health. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the gift of wellbeing.”
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  • Meet Tina

    Tina works in the hospital as a laboratory technician and has been off work since her diagnosis. She is eternally thankful to The Pink Wig Foundation and its donors in helping her through this trying time, and is hoping raise cancer awareness and offer support in her hometown.
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  • Meet Joanne

    Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, Joanne has undergone radiation treatment as well alternative treatments in Germany after a recurrence in 2013.
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  • Meet Amy

    Amy was diagnosed with Stage 2 Ovarian cancer at just 28 years old and at 38 weeks pregnant with her second child.
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  • Meet Kimber-Leigh

    Kimber-Leigh’s battle with cancer started when she was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer that started with a tumor in her foot.
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  • Meet Jennifer

    Jenn says: “Foundations like the Pink Wig Foundation was there to help me through some very hard times and I am so thankful to have had them in my life during this time.  I went through many difficult times because of my Cancer diagnosis but I am looking forward to the future and seeing what that brings for me.”
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  • Meet Michele

    Michelle Lee is The Pink Wig Foundation’s 3rd recipient. She is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse for Correction Services Canada.
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  • Meet Denae

    Denae Lawrence, The Pink Wig Foundation’s second full recipient, was shocked to find that what she thought was a rotator cuff injury was revealed by an ultrasound to be a bone malignancy on her upper arm.
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