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Seeking support online: CancerConnection.ca

Tim Hampson and Lil Morris

Lil Morris, from Saskatchewan and Tim Hampson, from Ontario, have never met, but they share an important connection. They are both members of CancerConnection.ca, the Society's online community designed to connect patients, survivors and caregivers to others who can relate to their experiences.

Tim joined CancerConnection.ca shortly after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer. "The best part of CancerConnection.ca is interacting with people who really understand your situation. It helps to know that you are not alone. Your loved ones are supportive but they can't relate 100% to what you are going through," says Tim.

Lil became involved in CancerConnection.ca after the successful treatment of her own cancer. "I thought if I could put things in perspective for someone else and offer a bit of hope and reduce some of the anxiety for them, then maybe I could make a difference for someone."

Are you a survivor, caregiver or current cancer patient? Visit CancerConnection.ca, and get connected with others.