Mother and Daughter Breast Cancer Survivors Grow Cloves for a Cause

It runs in the family. As the mother-daughter team operating Ballantrae Garlic Farm in Caledonia, Paula Willinsky and Sarah Freeman have a lot in common. They both have a passion for the numerous varieties of garlic they grow; they share a deep respect for nature and sustainable farming; and they are also both breast cancer survivors. Read more

From the Depths of Despair to a Symbol of Hope

That is how 17-year old Christina Kapusty describes her life over the last year. The desire for perfection, the self-loathing and a horrible body image resulted from years of nasty comments about her weight. As the bullying intensified, the cumulative effect became so unbearable that Christina just stopped eating. A journey began in April 2015 that would lead Christina to near-death by fall. Now back from the brink, she wants to use her experience to raise awareness about bullying and its devastating impact, while encouraging an open discussion on mental health issues.

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2015 Donor Report Stories

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Sprained Ankle Leads to Brain Injury

When Dave Nash sprained his ankle while playing volleyball, it seemed like nothing more than a minor injury. Little did he know that this injury would lead to a rare brain disorder. Read more

Resilience in Remission

Sarah was always active as a swimmer, soccer player, track star and dancer. However, she started losing muscle tone at age 11. Read more