About Digital Storytelling...
The Canadian Cancer Society collaborated with Mike Lang on this Digital Storytelling project featuring the stories of Canadians with cancer and their caregivers. Our aim was to reflect the impact and burden of cancer on the lives of Canadians in a meaningful way by using the individual’s narrative combined with images and music in a 2-4 minute minimovie. Our immense gratitude to all who participated and shared their stories.
After finding a lump in her breast on her 56th birthday Kim was diagnosed with breast cancer. She shares about her experience struggling emotionally and how she found her courage. Watch her ring the bell!
After having multiple family members diagnosed with cancer, Wes was still surprised to learn of his own diagnosis with prostate cancer. Listen to Wes' story about the importance of finding cancer early and reaching out for help, while also enjoying him playing bass guitar (in the background).
Lacey shares her experience as a Canadian Cancer Society employee who needed support navigating her Father's diagnosis with cancer. She shares how the Cancer Information Helpline supported her and how she now shares her experiences with others as a Moderator on CancerConnection.
On her 29th birthday Stef was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, the "good cancer". It didn't feel very "good". Learn about her struggle to return to normal life while managing side effects.Today she is passionate about developing educational materials for CCS.
When Nadia was diagnosed with cancer she decided to throw a scarf making and hair cutting party with her closest supporters. 24 inches of dreadlocks fell to floor as her husband, daughter, and friends took turns cutting piece by piece. Cancer took many things, but it could not take Nadia's personality or smile.
Inside each of us is a natural-born storyteller waiting to be released