Cynthia works tirelessly as a member of the National Family Advisory circle that brings together families of Robert Picktons' victims and to make changes in the system that failed them, this is her sisters story. Her laugh was infectious and once you heard it, you couldn’t...

One day back in 1987, her mother jokingly said to her, “go to University to find a man”. She had always dealt with poor body image and low self-esteem so at the time, what her mother said to her, made sense. She met him in one...

It was Friday and she had an early morning yoga class to teach. Sometimes he joined her but that day he decided to stay an extra hour and sleep in. As she kissed him goodbye with a promise to text him after her class, he...

She sat beside his hospital bed with her hands folded neatly in her lap, her body aching from days and nights of talking to God. The Dr. quietly walked in; carrying with him the heavy burden of news he was about to tell her. She looked...

They were 17 years old when they first met. He was a cool athlete with dark, curly hair that he kept short because he didn’t’ like his curls. He was beyond cute and would make everyone laugh and he could have any girl he wanted....

There are so many things I see when I look in the mirror… I see skin that has been scarred during battles with mental illness; I see grey and white hair where once I saw black, cherry red and deep purple hair; I see lines...

You can say he saved her life.  He persisted she get checked again and she really didn’t want to because she was just there, just had the mammogram done and the Dr. said, “everything is fine, see you in two years”.  So, in reality, her...

She walked past the oncology sign not noticing the direction the arrow was pointing and not realizing it was the very same direction they were headed.   She walked past several kids who had no hair, she looked at them and they looked back at her...

She knows your wondering about it; she can feel your glances and curious stares when you first look at her.   She knows because you’re not the first person to stare at her like this and wonder what happened. When she was younger, she wore scarfs to...

They see the beauty of the world in a way that is unique to only them.   They enjoy the simple pleasures offered in life that you and I usually take for granted.  They like to laugh and be silly and run around in the playground. ...