A.K.A. Lynnmacl )
of Birth: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
of Birth May 30, 1941
was born along with my identical twin, Janice, two months premature in
hospital with no incubators. Our mother died in childbirth of toxemia.
nurse, who ran the ward nurtured us, along with another nurse, and
mother married my father a year later. My Dad was in the Canadian
and fighting in the North Atlantic.
lived several places in Canada while we were growing up.
got a Master of Social Work degree, and practiced for 37 years, mainly
hospitals and mental health settings. I am also a family therapist.
1982, I developed breast cancer, but am fine nearly 19 years later.
twin developed it on 1990, but succumbed to this dreadful
in 1995. I was holding her when she died.
1998, I developed severe breathing problems, and eventually got
long term disability. I de-saturate oxygen on exertion,
part of the time I am on medical oxygen.
I stopped work I began two hobbies: quilting and breast cancer
I am very involved in both. As an advocate I am
locally, nationally and internationally. I have published two
this year, and have three articles coming out in Jan. and Feb.
have also taken advanced scientific courses, and this summer sat in
DOD Peer Review Panel.
have two grown children, 24 and 26, both still studying.
are my treasures and biggest blessings!
now live in Kelowna, British Columbia in the Okanagan Valley in
beautiful city of 100,000. It is known for it's beautiful Lake, it's
favorite color is purple; I love cats; and enjoy meeting new people
BINGO. I also play bridge and believe in angels!
most days I am active in the breast cancer movement!
do monthly breast self exams, and if over 40, get an
you in the room!
Luck everyone and win, win win!!
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