In September of 2011, 62-year-old Rada Podgorica knew that something wasn’t right. Her left breast began to bruise. She had a feeling - a bad feeling. Intuition, or the Bosnian pragmatism that she speaks of, led her to an inevitable conclusion: she had breast cancer.
Twenty-five years ago when London InterCommunity Health Centre began, there were four staff members. Anthoula Doumkou, now the Planning and Community Programs Manager, was one of them. The first of its kind in London, LIHC offered and continues to provide a health promotions model of care that works with clients through all stages of life.
Sarah loves to play soccer. For 13 years it’s been the one place she can find calm and peace from her troubles. She was one of the first players to play on the indoor field at BMO Centre when it opened.
One woman’s story of losing her old life to addiction and how she found the courage and community help to build a new one