Living with Kidney Cancer
All students are encouraged to attend Wednesday's talk!
Last year, students from the School of Nursing launched the first student chapter of Kidney Cancer Canada. The initiative came about after a talk from Mr. Mosher, a former cancer patient who inspired senior students to do more than just listen to his story.
Dan Mosher is a patient with terminal kidney cancer. He became involved with KCC one year after his diagnosis because he made a commitment that if he lived a year, he would do something to make it better for those coming after him. Mr. Mosher has since become the volunteer director of Kidney Cancer Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador. He gave students a different perspective during a visit to the school and the students were quite moved by his story.
Lana Mercer is the president of the new chapter. “He made the concept of kidney cancer real with his personal story. His story touched me and made me feel that I could be that person to help and make a difference,” said Ms. Mercer. “It made me realize that compassionate nursing care does not only happen at the bedside but includes creating awareness and advocating as well. I want to make a difference, spread the word to colleagues and health care professionals, and most importantly improve the quality of life for not only patients living with kidney cancer but their families as well.”