Jennifer W.

  • Grand expedition
  • I speak english
  • 24 years old
  • Group: 14 to 18 years old
  • When I took part in the expedition, I was: in remission
  • Enfield, Nova Scotia


I was diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma, a rare form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Why did you choose to take part in an expedition with the foundation?

I chose to take part in this expedition as a way to prove to myself I am stronger than cancer. I wanted to overcome my fears.

What were you fears or doubts before you jumped into the adventure?

To be honest I was worried about the whole expedition. I had never been dog sledding, I had never been on a plane by myself and I knew some French but was not fluent in speaking French.

What memories and benefits did you bring back home?

My dog sledding expedition was a trip of a lifetime. I will remember it forever. During this trip we were on dog sleds for over 100km in the most beautiful scenery. I had the opportunity to sleep outside in a tent in the middle of winter and we stayed in different cabins every night along the journey. I connected with many other cancer survivors/patients that understood what I was going through, some of which I still keep in touch with to this day! I remember the expedition like it was yesterday. The memory that stands out the most to me is when we were halfway through our journey there was a massive snow storm and we literally got snowed in at the cabin! Individuals from the Tip of The Toes came by snow mobile to shovel us out, we couldn’t even get out the front door. We were the definition of snowed in! Made for good memories.