Your Health is Your Choice with Sara Troy and her guest Leisa Cadotte, on air from June 12th
Discussion of “Comfortable Pain”; Living a purposeful & meaningful life with chronic illness, finding the right players of your care team, recognizing your limitations and adaptation, learning to overcome obstacles, mental health awareness, realistic balance, recharging your batteries, you are not your illness.
Leisa Cadotte is now retired from her beloved nursing career due to her own serious health complications. Her 20 years of experience in Disaster Response, Search & Rescue, Surgical Nursing, and finally as an Educator, allow her to share her expertise and the humour needed to becoming a patient warrior.
Leisa is a passionate and fierce advocator for invisible chronic illness and volunteers with the B.C. Lupus Society and Arthritis Research Canada to raise awareness for these complicated and debilitating diseases such as Systemic Lupus, Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. She also participates as a mentor with multiple online chronic illnesses and pain platforms. Leisa continues to support health care education and makes guest speaker appearances at the former nursing colleges she used to teach at, as well as sharing her story with other organizations. She is also a true Canadian hockey mom and enjoys watching her son play.
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Leisa was born in New Westminster, B.C. Canada in 1969, and grew up in Maple Ridge and White Rock, B.C. She has raised her two boys Mathieu and Benjamin with her husband Francois of twenty-seven years while living in Quebec and Ontario for Francois’ RCMP career. They are now back living in Surrey, B.C.
Both Leisa and Francois love the healing properties of the beach and the ocean. You’ll often find them with their Goldendoodle Cooper, enjoying the benefits of the salty ocean air and the natural beauty of British Columbia.