Candace Weimer
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  • November7th

    “It was a pleasure to have met you today. I wished that we had more time to share. Thank you for giving me your book. I started reading it this afternoon and couldn’t put it down-just finished reading it. So many emotions fill me now that I have to let them simmer before saying anything more except to express my admiration to you for your significant contribution to those who need a reason to maintain hope during their journey with cancer.”David Popkin, MD  (Retired),
    Previous Vice-President and Senior Medical Officer, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.

  • November7th

     

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  • November1st

    Candace being interviewed by Jeff Rogstad on the CTV News at Noon show in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

     

  • October31st

    Candace spoke to the audience members of approximately 200 supporting the Pink and Chocolate Fundraising event sponsored by the Friends and Family Foundation.

    Her topic centered around her own cancer adventure along with suggestions as to how to approach and communicate with people who are diagnosed with cancer.

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  • October31st

    Candace spoke to an audience of approximately 30 attendees at White City Library in recognition of Saskatchewan Libraries Week in mid October, 2011. 

    Her topic was centered around the importance of supporting local authors.

     

  • October31st

    Candace will be signing books at the Chapters -Strathcona store in Edmonton, Alberta on 10504 82nd Avenue North West on Saturday, November 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Visit Chapters webpage:

    http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/home/storeLocator/storeDetails/915/

    Or Facebook site:

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chapters-Strathcona/123119224405200

     

  • October26th

    Survivor offers hope, humour

    Betty Ann Adam, The StarPhoenix

    Published: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    Saskatchewan cancer survivor Candace Weimer could have used some relevant, lighthearted reading when she was going through her diagnoses, treatment and recovery.

    Now, six years later and still cancer-free, Weimer has published excerpts of the journal she kept and is working to distribute her book, When the world dropped in on me, to libraries in every hospital and cancer centre in Canada.

    “There isn’t much literature out there with the real, non-theorized, humorous view of cancer,” Weimer said during a visit this week to Saskatoon from her current home in British Columbia.

     ”I’m not Lance Armstrong. I’m a real person who’s been through it and that’s what I was looking for (when I was going through it),” Weimer said.

    She hopes the book will provide hope and help caregivers understand their loved one’s experience.

    Weimer was 38 and the single mother of a 13-yearold son living in Lumsden in May 2005 when she was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a bone marrow condition that precedes leukemia. She was given two years to live unless she had a stem cell transplant within months.

    Her younger brother, Dennis, proved to be a match and in November of that year, she received the life-saving, but sickening, therapy in Seattle.

    Throughout the journey, Weimer kept a journal, recording useful information along with her feelings, observations and quirky stick figure drawings.

    The journey included complications three years later that required more surgery, including replacement of a tear duct and a hip as her body fought the transplant.

    “Sometimes it was the only way I could make sense of it all,” she said.

    As a communications specialist with SaskEnergy prior to her diagnosis, it was natural for her to reach out with words and pictures.

    At the urging of a friend, Weimer published excerpts in 119 easy-read pages that resonate with patients and caregivers.

    There are no technical explanations or abstract theories about how to approach the gruelling therapies, just wry and honest observations from life on the receiving end of the treatment.

    The book is available at local bookstores or at www. candaceweimer.ca.

    Now 44, Weimer is moving on to the next stage in her life, with a new partner in B.C. and a new career as a motivational speaker. badam@thestarphoenix.com

    © The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon) 2011
  • October23rd

    Candace will be a guest on CTV’s News at Noon speaking about her book donations to be made to all Edmonton Hospitals and Cancer centre libraries during the month of November.

  • October23rd

    I didn’t cry alot when I got sick but the one time when I felt “safe” to do it. I was with my dogs, my oldest setter Zena and Aire my youngest girl. I just laid on the floor crying, no I was sobbing, Aire curled right up against me and Zena well you could tell that she was confused. The only thing she did was take her paw (and she has big paws) and smack me in the head. I started laughing and at that moment I decided that I would enjoy every moment of this journey.”  Monica, Regina, SK, CANADA

  • September23rd

    Dr. Sanela Bejie, Cancer Control Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society and Candace will be guest speakers at the Pink and Chocolate Reception hosted by the Family and Friends Community Foundation (FFF).

    $2 from every book sold at the event and all other proceeds will be donated to the FFF Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Fund.

    For event information: Pink and Chocolate Poster – Langenberg, SK – October 20, 2011

    Family and Friends Foundation:  http://familyandfriendsfoundation.com/familyandfriendsfoundation.com/Home.html

    Canadian Cancer Society    http://www.cancer.ca/Canada-wide/About%20cancer.aspx?sc_lang=en