We would like to share the Story of Kimberly.
Kim is supported in the Associate Living Program, and resides
with Diane and Jan.
In November 2011, during a standard medical check up, her doctor discovered a lump in her breast. It was confirmed that Kim had Breast Cancer.
In April 2012, Kimberly had a double mastectomy.
During the entire process, Kim maintained high spirits, and regular routines.
Kim continued to attend the Mohawk Day Program throughout the treatment process. She took up the hobby of knitting, and made special connections with staff at the Juravinski Hospital.
Kim was supported by Diane and Jan, along with the Mohawk Team, Associate Living staff and HBBS every step of the way. A social story board was created to help Kim understand some of the changes that her body would endure. Kim might have lost her hair, but she learned to love hats and head scarves.
Kim was a true inspiration to everyone around during this time. Never once did she complain about feeling sick from the Chemo, feel sorry for herself, or even turn down the opportunity to attend a dance a Westfield.
Kim pushed through all of it, and BEAT CANCER!
Now... 4 plus years later, Kim continues to be Cancer Free!