Hockey fan Mei-Lin Yee faces off against her diagnosis
Mei-Lin Yee is like millions of Canadians across the country – she’s a devoted hockey fan. Naturally, this Montreal native cheers for her home team, the Montreal Canadiens (better known to hockey fans as the Habs). Hockey has been a part of Mei-Lin’s life for as long as she can remember, but it wasn’t until recently that she realized how important the game can be during the good times and the bad.
In 2009, Mei-Lin went to see her doctor about a lump in her armpit. She’d been experiencing tingling pain, weight loss and a chronic cough. Something didn’t feel right. And soon after, she was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic cancer, which meant the cancer had spread throughout Mei-Lin’s body, but her doctor believes it originated as breast cancer.