David Murray

In 2006 I was diagnosed with a high grade osteo sarcoma, the same form of bone cancer that took the life of the amazing Terry Fox.  My doctors discovered a grapefruit sized tumour surounding my ribs, just a few centimeters from my spine.   My medical team acted quick to remove the tumour and half my rib cage before any damage was done to my spine.  At the time, I was a newlywed with a nine month old baby at home.  Miraculously, just before embarking on my 15 month journey of surgery and chemotherapy, my wife became pregnant with our our second child.  (Something I was told would never be able to happen again after the chemotherapy I would receive).

Today I am proud to be in my 6th year of survivorship thanks in no small part to the incredible support of my family and friends.  I was also blessed to have the most skilled, caring and compassionate health care team possible.

Today I am dedicated to doing whatever I can to make life better for others living with this horrible disease.  To that end, I spend much of my free time working with the following organizations:

LIVESTRONG: Livestrong Leader (Ottawa, Canada)

Canadian Cancer Society: Speaker and presenter

Canadian Cancer Society: Facilitator - Living Well beyond Cancer

Champlain Regional Cancer Program: Committee Member

Health Partners: Member, Speakers Bureau