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Moving forward after cancer- part 3/3

It was via the YACC Facebook group that I learned about Retreat Yourself and the Survivor Conference. I took a leap of faith and applied to attend the retreat that took place in April 2016; it was life changing. I spent five intense days with other cancer survivors and—even more life-changing for me—other young moms with colon cancer.

It was such a blessing to really talk with people going though similar things: parenting while fighting cancer, the struggles, the fears, the joys. This experience was so amazing I knew I had to attend the Survivor Conference held from June 9-13, 2016 in St. John’s, NL. We fundraised and were sponsored to be able to attend. YACC had our back again.

My husband, Harrison, and I were part of a group of 75 young adults who attended the four-day event. It was fantastic! It was a whirlwind of activities, workshops, presentations, food, and fun.

There were so many great workshops to choose from, including some for the supporters who attended and are also affected by cancer.

Harrison attended “Caregivers: Because you need support, too” with Karine Chalifour, YACC’s program director. It gave him an opportunity to share his experiences with other caregivers/supporters who “got it,” to explore resources, and talk about how they can help take care of themselves while offering support to