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Welcome to Patient Representative Jasmine Heuring

Welcome to Patient Representative Jasmine Heuring

A very warm welcome to Jasmine Heuring who has joined the CCTG Patient Representatives Committee and will be supporting the Adolescents & Young Adults and Sarcoma Disease Site Committees. Jasmine is from Winnipeg Manitoba and is a cancer advocate and healthcare analyst.

In 2015, at the age of 26, Jasmine was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in her left tibia. Twelve months later, after twelve rounds of chemotherapy and limb salvaging surgery, she was cancer-free. However, she continued to struggle with complications related to the leg surgery. After several more corrective surgeries, her left leg was amputated below the knee in 2017.

"During my own cancer experience, I advocated for myself through most of my journey. I never experienced a healthcare crisis prior to cancer so this led to a lot of frustration in navigating a system I wasn’t familiar with, while undergoing harsh chemotherapy treatment and extensive, life-altering surgeries. The one common element to both my professional and volunteer pursuits is the hope that I will create easier navigation paths for those that face healthcare crises in the future."

We encourage everyone to reach out and welcome Jasmine to her new role.