Surviving Cancer

Surviving Cancer

By Suzanne Asselin I am a cancer survivor! Merely a few decades ago, the word “cancer”, barely whispered, was considered a death sentence. Surviving cancer was like winning the lottery. Over the years, thanks to huge strides made in science and medicine,...
Loneliness and Hope

Loneliness and Hope

By Guy Djandji Francis Lapon is one of many caregivers who benefits from Hope & Cope’s services His role is particularly complicated because of the severity of his wife, Danièle’s condition, her frequent relapses, and the number of years that he has been...
ZOOM and the free bagel

ZOOM and the free bagel

By Guy Djandji Frank Scully had been a volunteer for several years before he gradually got involved in the Men’s Club. This group comprises about 15 to 20 men who met informally at the Wellness Center before the pandemic. The topic of their discussions varied but...
A Day in the  Life of Aïdée

A Day in the Life of Aïdée

By Sonia Hazan It was mid-March 2020…when life as we knew it, turned topsy-turvy! My first encounter with Aïdée was during the course of a support group entitled “The Art of Coping”. She struck me as a very astute, intuitive and grounded young woman.  This meeting...
Twenty-six years of cancer survivorship and patient advocacy

Twenty-six years of cancer survivorship and patient advocacy

A remarkable journey By Deborah Bridgman This month marks 26 years since I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. I remember my first visit to the Oncology Department at the Jewish General Hospital. I was nervous, a little scared but nonetheless in a good mood,...