Category Archives: Volunteering
Today is special…

but not just because it’s World Cancer Day and I am so thankful to still be alive (I’m still alive because of the wonderful doctors and staff at the BC…

Soaring Like An Eagle

Last Wednesday we said our goodbyes to a legendary hero and warrior and there wasn’t a dry eye in the place.  I first wrote a blog post about Doug Aikins…

You Got Mail!

Several months ago, I was talking with one of the student volunteers at the Cancer Centre.  He had just graduated from university with a Bachelor of Commerce and was trying…

Volunteer Week (April 6-12)

Someone once asked me “What are you going to do when you retire?”  Without hesitating I answered “I don’t know!” From the first day that I started working to support…

And the Gold Medal goes to…

This morning I watched as Canada won 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medals at the Olympic Games in Sochi.  And after all of that, I watched the men’s…

A Love Story

Originally published June 15, 2012 On Wednesday morning, during my shift as a volunteer at the Cancer Centre, we learned that it was Margaret’s 75th Birthday.  Margaret is a retired…

The Last Card

Originally published May 14, 2012 This morning started off great – the weather was beautiful and I was doing the morning shift in the Chemo Room at the Cancer Centre…

Not a creature was stirring….

Originally published December 24, 2012 It was the morning of Christmas Eve and once again it didn’t feel like Christmas.  It had been years since I last celebrated Christmas –…

CANCER: My Third Anniversary – Part 4 of 4

Originally published August 27, 2012 Please read Parts 1, 2 and 3 before reading this blog post…. Monday, August 18, 2009 Oncology Floor 51N – Surrey Memorial Hospital I was…

Cancer: My Third Anniversary – Part 3 of 4

Originally published August 24, 2012 Please read Part 1 & 2 before reading this post… Before we continue, I would like to explain the purpose and scope of this story….

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