I do a lot of writing for CancerCare Manitoba, an organization doing life-saving work, research and health care in our community, and the writing includes many stories about people who are dealing with cancer every day. Recently, I wrote a piece about an inspiring two year old, diagnosed with leukemia, who is leading his family through the whole experience with his high-energy and positive attitude… sometimes it’s the children who teach the adults.

On both sides of the story – from the perspective of those who give (individuals, groups or organizations) and those who receive – these tales of transformation can inspire and inform, and it’s important to tell them.

To read more about the story I wrote for CancerCare Manitoba click here

What a powerful story can achieve…

Stories capture moments that define a life, or a lifetime.
Stories inspire, challenge and sustain us.
Stories test our imaginations, and our truths.

Stories illuminate our world and our hearts.
Stories mirror what we fear and what we love.
Stories expose our vulnerability, and our strength.

Stories create space for the light to get in.
Stories build connection, community and creativity.
Stories take us on roads of the earth and roads of the spirit.

Stories are merchants of ideas and agents of possibility.
Stories transmit beauty and transformation.
Stories offer deep diving for the soul.

Stories change lives.

Author's Bio: 

I’m a girl from the Canadian prairies who likes wide-open spaces, fresh ideas, a great story, and inspiring environments, buildings and art of all kinds. I have written feature stories about architecture, urban, rural and lakeside living, cool neighbourhoods, and everything from business to pleasure (tourism and travel).

I believe that powerful writing, too, can link the artistic with the practical.

My feature writing has appeared in: Ottawa Citizen, Winnipeg Free Press, The Western Producer, The Cottager, Manitoba Business Magazine, Manitoba’s Northern Experience, Home & City, Manitoba Gardener, Ciao and up! (WestJet’s magazine).

Barbara Edie