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Open Letter to my Diseases . . .

Dear Kidney Disease, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Anemia and friends . . . We’re cool, ultimately. Not because I am happy to live with you all but because I had to make peace with you, since we met (in my teenage … Continue reading

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Project Red Fashion Show Talk (Heart & Stroke) . . .

Short video recorded for Queen’s University‘s Project Red Charity Fashion Show few weeks ago. Here is the link to watch the video: (just over 3 minutes) https://youtu.be/SdCfGi_XtGs I was thrilled to have the opportunity to share my experience to help raise … Continue reading

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4 Year Cardiac Arrest Anniversary . . .

Yesterday was the four year anniversary of my near fatal cardiac arrest. I took a day to reflect on all the good that’s happened since then. I reached out to friends and family who were there for me during that … Continue reading

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Sharing for a CAUSE . . .

Very honoured to be asked to be the local spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation  – in Heart Month. This Heart Month the emphasis is on RESEARCH.  Of course I had to support them. My quality of life is … Continue reading

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Dropping the “RACE” analogy . . .

Living with chronic illness, there is definitely a range of “days” that you live with. At its worst are the days where you’re in a coma – that’s a bad one. Or experiencing excruciating pain  . . . or riding … Continue reading

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Waving at AMBULANCES from the 10th floor . . .

Even though it’s been over three years since my cardiac arrest I still always react to seeing ambulances racing around – and to the sound of an ambulance siren. I live on the 10th floor of my building (on a … Continue reading

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