EP #102: Fiona Kingsley Boyer – Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (Cancer) Survivor & “Love Scarborough” Campaign Ambassador

Fiona Kingsley Boyer (@fi_kingsley) is a Development Officer for the Scarborough Health Network Foundation (SHN, @shnfoundation) and cancer survivor.

She joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss surviving Stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer, the survivor spirit of Scarborough and trying to improve its misunderstood reputation, her experience finding out she had cancer while pregnant & going through chemotherapy, being part of a team that’s raised more than half of the $100 million dollar goal for the “Love Scarborough” campaign, having a greater appreciation for the value of time, and SO much more.

Follow Fiona:
– Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/fi_kingsley/)

TAKE THE QUIZ – “What Type of Creator Are You?”**



00:19 – Ara introduces this week’s guest, Fiona
01:04 – Fiona speaks on her early upbringing and being diagnosed with cancer
03:27 – Her role as Development Officer for SHN foundation
05:39 – SHN’s campaign: “Love Scarborough”
08:03 – The impact of “Love Scarborough” so far
10:38 – Being featured on billboards and television
14:18 – How she found out she had cancer
20:01 – Managing her emotions when she was diagnosed
22:20 – Her chemotherapy treatment process; 16 4-hour sessions
27:01 – The biggest difference between Fiona pre- and post-cancer
28:25 – “My Dharma” by Ahash; how the short documentary came to be
30:44 – Explaining her cancer to her daughter
32:39 – Fiona’s plans moving forward
35:00 – Feeling super connected to the Tamil community; support she receives
37:31 – Advice she would give her 16-year-old self
38:04 – How she wants to be remembered by friends and family
39:34 – Creator Confessions
47:47 – The Wrap Up

Intro Music

Produced And Mixed By:
– The Tamil Creator
– Yanchan

Written By:
– Aravinthan Ehamparam
– Yanchan Rajmohan