Barb Williams, Provincial Coordinator, School and Work Transitions Program at the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO)
Navigating the Twists and Turns of Survivorship: School and Work Considerations for Youth and Young Adults
This presentation will address options and strategies for childhood cancer/brain tumour survivor as related to the later years of high school, transitioning into post-secondary, and achieving post-secondary success, as well as job seeking and the workplace.
Personal Story of Hope
After surviving childhood leukemia, a central nervous system relapse is where Stephanie lost the vision in her right eye and needed a bone marrow transplant. Stephanie completed a B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology and Conservation. Then, while pursuing a Veterinarian Assistant college program, she was diagnosed with a radiation induced meningioma, requiring two surgeries, which left her with no hearing in her right ear. Stephanie has developed many tips and tricks over the years to keep a positive outlook.