"Incredible...so moving...I felt like I knew the people by the end." - Andrea Lee, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern Medicine
After several years in the making, we are incredibly excited to share a 50-minute short documentary film, To the Stranger Who Has Loved You, which closely follows young adult survivors Lindsey and Lizzie, and Lizzie's husband Justin, as they grapple in their own ways with all of the "usual suspect" issues that young adults and caregivers with cancer can face - loss of identity, goal interference, body betrayal, pain, treatment-related side effects and hassles, relationship discord, depression, anxiety, fear, and the list goes on. And all of that on top of all of the other “regular stuff” that comes with being a young adult. Each of them chose to go on a True North Trek where they would have opportunities to connect with nature, connect with peers, and connect with themselves through mindfulness meditation and yoga.
Stand in the hiking boots of young adults affected by cancer and the different ways it has changed their lives. Hike and paddle alongside them as they enter the wilderness of their lives following cancer treatment. And know the power of finding and being found as a young adult or caregiver affected by cancer on a True North Trek.
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Beautiful, artistic, honest and poignant...I have a new appreciation for the unique challenges faced by young adult cancer survivors, specifically as they relate to isolation and identity." - Kimberly Webster, MA, Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Outstanding! You really come away with a sense of how the treks help them deal with what life has given them." - Ann Shirk, Foglia Family Foundation
Fantastic, powerful work!" - Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School