I got a lot more out of Gilda’s Toronto than I ever anticipated
I struggled and needed to talk about what I was going through. The give and take in the group support sessions were remarkable. I got a lot more out of it than I ever anticipated from Gilda's Toronto.
Gilda’s Toronto taught me how to live, manage, and thrive
I was in a “warrior” state but knew I needed more than the medical treatment and found it at Gilda’s Toronto.
Gilda’s Toronto helped me to put my loss into perspective
We found out about Gilda’s Toronto, and they had a lot of information for me as her primary caregiver and for younger individuals, like our son. I signed up for one of their caregiver support groups. I found the psychosocial care I needed at Gilda’s Toronto, which was a relief. It was a supportive environment where
I cannot imagine where I would be today without Gilda’s Toronto
A friend suggested I seek out a support group, something I would never have considered. I’m a private person, and I pride myself on always solving my own problems.
I’m showing cancer who’s boss
I was diagnosed with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer in February 2021, when I was 37. It was an incredibly shocking and terrifying diagnosis.
Over the years, the connection has become more personal for Fiona
Over the years, the connection has become more personal for Fiona – when her close friend received a diagnosis, Fiona called Gilda’s Toronto because she knew she would get the kind of support she needed.
I was happy to be paired with someone who shared the same experiences.
"I was happy to be paired with someone who shared the same experiences" through the mentee/mentor relationship. "Amy told me things that worked for her, and I was able to try them out myself."
I found a group of people I can really connect with.
The day I was diagnosed, I just cried all day. I didn’t want to talk to anyone, not even my husband.
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