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Patient Stories

Thank you to those who have shared their stories with us. These patient and caregiver stories provide not only valuable disease specific information, but also hope and inspiration for those fighting this rare form of cancer.

Do you have a story you would like to share? To learn more about this, please email us at info@liferaftgroup.ca

What it feels like: Living with GIST

Written by Emma Jones
Maureen went from feeling completely healthy to hearing a doctor tell her that she had gastrointestinal stromal tumours, a rare cancer that affects 1 in 100,000 people. Read More

What it feels like: Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST)

Written by Emma Jones
Hazel MacLeod wasn’t quite sure what was wrong when she fainted in the bathroom of her church one day after service. Read More

Sophie’s Story – “The Fight of My Life”

“I’m living with the unknown and challenges every day, but surely not afraid and will live! Whatever it takes I’ll keep going on! Stronger than ever!” Download PDF

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