Brian Cottrell was a single father working long hours as a television producer and director when he went to the hospital one morning because he was having difficulty breathing.
It was December 1999. The doctor told Brian, then 51, that he thought a mass in Brian’s chest was cancer – a type of lymphoma.
When his biopsy results came in the next month, Brian learned he had Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The Regina man had a difficult road ahead of him and no idea if he would survive.
The treatment and care Brian received played a huge role in his recovery.
But it was the support of family, friends and the community that made all the difference and really helped him thrive after cancer.