Dennis Seibel: new way forward

Dennis Seibel’s life changed dramatically when he was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2022. He chose to fight, returned to his family, and sought support through Wellspring’s programs. His journey is a story of transformation, positivity, and openness in the face of adversity. Dennis hopes to inspire others to find silver linings in challenging times.

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Justine Zahara: a journey of resilience

Justine Zahara, a young mother and cancer survivor, navigated a challenging journey, including a cancer diagnosis during the height of the pandemic, a marital separation, surgeries, and life changes. Her path led her to Wellspring, where she found a supportive community and discovered the healing power of art and music.

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Derek Clark: finding wellness and connection through Wellspring

Derek Clark, a 74-year-old New Zealand native living in Canada, has found solace and purpose in the Wellspring community after a melanoma diagnosis at age 65. Despite his health setbacks, he has wholeheartedly embraced Wellspring’s programs, fostering a sense of belonging and well-being through activities and connections with others who have faced their own struggles.

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Dr. Fauzia Moyeen: rediscovering life’s joy at Wellspring

Dr. Fauzia Moyeen, a dedicated physician with a thriving career, confronted a rare and challenging diagnosis of Langerhans Histiocytosis, leading her on a journey from Pakistan to Calgary for treatment. Despite her ongoing health struggles, she discovered hope, community, and healing through Wellspring programs, redefining her life and finding joy beyond her work.

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Bev Old: a cancer road less travelled

Bev Old faced a second cancer diagnosis and made a personal decision to stop chemotherapy. After six rounds of chemotherapy, she decided to prioritize quality of life over quantity, leading to an unexpected rebound. Now, she enjoys life, experiencing minimal side effects from cancer, and cherishes each day with gratitude and joy. Her decision may not be right for everyone, but Bev believes she made the right choice for herself.

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Cynthia Levagood: discovering strength in community

Cynthia Levagood shared her breast cancer story at an event but hesitated to wear a ‘survivor’ t-shirt. Cancer taught her patience and the importance of support. Joining Wellspring’s programs in Lethbridge provided her with a caring community. After a year of battling cancer, Cynthia received positive news from her oncologist and now proudly wears the ‘survivor’ t-shirt with gratitude and a new perspective on life.

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Sanam Zomorodi: cancer at 27

Sanam Zomorodi answered the call when Wellspring Alberta sought volunteers for its Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Roundtable. With firsthand experience as a cancer survivor, she recognizes the significance of accessing community-based supportive care while confined to a hospital.

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