"At RESILIENT PEOPLE we tell stories about extraordinary ordinary people who inspire others with their resilience".
Hi! I'm Janet Fanaki. I live in Toronto (Canada) with my husband and two children, along with our extended families and mini poodle Ella.
Back in 2016, we were hit with some devastating news when my husband was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.
We had watched older relatives deal with cancer, but my husband was only 46 years old at the time. It put us to the test.
A full craniotomy, lots of medications, and months of chemotherapy and radiation followed. Luckily he has returned to living his normal life again.
Our support circle gave us lots of love and support in the form of many hot meals dropped-off at the door, rides to appointments and a listening ear - that was priceless.
We spent many hours in the cancer centre. I would look around and wonder about other patients around us were dealing with their treatments and the constant stress of next steps. The good news and the bad news that came with each meeting with the medical team.
How are they managing and moving forward?
I took my background in PR and created a website where I interview ordinary people and share their wisdom and experience as role models of resilience. This is how RESILIENT PEOPLE was born.
Some of the people you will meet are a teenager with autism who is a world-renowned artist; a man who created a foundation to comfort cancer patients in the wake of his wife's passing; and a woman who became an outspoken HIV, AIDS and hospice advocate when her husband passed away from the disease.
My goal is to inspire other people to get out of their ruts, find a purpose to their pain and feel strong.
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I hope you love meeting these amazing people as much as I have loved talking with them.