Our Stories

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My name is Elisia Bastania. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. For me, dying was not an option. I was a 37-year-old mother of 2 young children. A wife is replaceable, a mother is not. I had to survive. Cancer is a family disease. I want to thank Vaughan in Motion, my second family, for making my dream of helping others like myself come true.

“A wife is replaceable, a mother is not”

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Hi, my name is Paula. I was 4 years old when my mom Elisia was diagnosed with cancer. I felt very weird to see my mom in bald because I always see her in long hair. I feel happy that my mom has no more cancer, and that she’s alright. I just want to thank you for raising money to help cancer victims. Without you, I would not have my mom here today.

“Without you, I would not have my mom here today”

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Hello, my name is Hector Macaluso. I underwent chemotherapy and radiation. Although I had a hard time with the chemo, suffering from many side effects, I can consider myself lucky having survived and defeated, so far, this terrible disease. Thanks to the support and encouragement of friends, relatives, and family, especially my wife, Amy, who was by my side every moment for 8 months. There are no words to describe the gratitude that I have for Vaughan in Motion. Not only do they raise money to fight cancer, but they were my wife, Amy’s, support and hope system. For this, I say thank you!

“ There are no words to describe the gratitude that I have for Vaughan in Motion ”

When my husband Hector was diagnosed with cancer. When I heard the word cancer, I felt the floor being pulled out from under my feet. For 8 months we made many trips back and forth to the hospital. During snowstorms, in the middle of the night. This disease is exhausting, not only for the patient, but for the family and friends who have to care for him. I would like to thank my Vaughan in motion family for all their love and support that they gave me during this difficult time. You are an amazing group and I know we will continue to do good things and hopefully one day this disease will become history.

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