As a long-time survivor of a brain tumour that greatly impacted her teenage years and adulthood beyond, Allison Kelba has a unique and compelling story to share.
She relied on her positive attitude and optimistic spirit to successfully navigate sobering diagnoses and numerous medical treatments as well as her subsequent hard-won recovery and challenging journey through early adult life. Her mom, Terry Ducharme, stood by her every step of the way. Kelba’s more recent experience of losing the person most dear to her to cancer forms part of her story. Through her choice of opening up to readers in a deeply personal and vulnerable way, she hopes others undergoing similar challenges may find something that points them in the direction of their own strengths and resources. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kelba now lives in Burnaby, British Columbia with her cat Penelope.