Sherene Chen-See

I am a writer specializing in children's health and global health, and I also volunteer with immigrant-related agencies. Please check my blog: www.sherenechensee.com, and the website I write for: www.aboutkidshealth.ca.

Oprah Winfrey: Resilience in the face of adversity

Over the last 25 years, Oprah Winfrey has inspired millions, not just with her iconic career but also by her tremendous ability to overcome harsh conditions. Despite being raised in poverty under severe physical discipline as a child, and later sexual abuse which led to her giving birth to a stillborn baby at age 14, Oprah had the determination, ambition, and resolve to become one of the world’s most successful women....more

Looking good, feeling better: Improving self image in teenage girls with cancer

When teenager Katie Darby was diagnosed with bone cancer, she began an emotional roller coaster ride that would change her life. In addition to the shock of receiving the diagnosis and undergoing treatment, she also had to cope with the physical effects that the tumour and treatment would bring. “I was upset when I found out I had cancer. When I was losing my hair, I felt worse....more