The challenges we have faced and will face, right? Wow! Adults and Children alike. Challenges do not recognize age. And how about those challenges, in their infinite variety, plus COVID-19 on top of it all.Continue reading
My name is Kerrie Gagne and at 48 years old, I am living with a rare, non-curable form of blood cancer called AL Cardiac Amyloidosis. This happens when an abnormal protein called amyloid builds up in organs and interferes with their normal function.Continue reading
Wisdom From Nature
For reasons I can’t even begin to describe, this caught my eye this afternoon. Was it because of the sun highlighting the colours, the vibrancy of the colours, or something else, I don’t know.Continue reading
I have a brave and beautiful friend. Like me she goes to Wellspring and like me she needs Wellspring. Like me, there are some days when I am certain the only thing that keeps her putting one foot in front of the other is the fellowship and, yes, love that can be found here.Continue reading
When Siok was diagnosed with cancer she struggled in silence at first – concerned with the stigma around her illness – feeling ashamed to seek support. But today Siok is a proud and cherished member of Wellspring, and she hopes sharing her story will help others to overcome barriers that keep them from getting the help and support they need.Continue reading
HOPE and Virtual Hugs
Well, Healing Journey 2 is done and I can hardly wait for 3 to start. This is juicy stuff … and transformative.Continue reading
My cancer journey so far
2020 was one of the worst years of my life! I turned 40 (haha!) in January and then we headed into Covid lockdown in March. My wedding was cancelled in May (due to Covid) and then I started not feeling great.Continue reading
What men CAN do!
In my experience, men suck at dealing with emotions. Especially their own. We like to think we’re strong. Invincible. Need to keep emotions in check. Can’t
cry. Don’t need to talk to other men about feelings. That we don’t have emotional needs. Wrong. Nope. What? Yes you can. Incorrect. Of course we have feelings.
Christine Brown: Never Prepared
My story may be a bit different than most – not that there is a “normal” cancer story. I was actually prepping for a preventative bilateral mastectomy (to prevent breast cancer for the nubes out there).Continue reading
The timing of the Returning to Work program could not have been better; I am so amazed! Thank you Wellspring Calgary for so generously offering this program to someone way on the other side of the prairies in Kitchener, Ontario.Continue reading