That's what many of us - all of us have inside of us in one form or another. Hope that things are always good.  Hope that friends and family are always close by.

On February 22, 2016, I underwent a routine procedure that would turn into news of advanced stage cancer.

The journey to this day has not been easy and continues to offer it's unique challenges. The support from family, friends, medical staff, nurses, and support workers has been remarkable. So much so, that my hope for a better future shines more brightly.

Some days are still difficult; however,  on June 21, 2017, I was told I am cancer free. Surgery on May 4, 2018 revealed scar tissue that prevented a planned ostomy reversal. On the plus side, all scans confirmed that I'm still cancer free.

With the purchase of any Unity branded product, a portion of the profits will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. It's my way of paying it forward. Because we all need a little bit of hope.