Raising a Family & Battling Cancer for the 4th Time

The Story Of How One Local Mother is Conquering Cancer For The 4th Time

Melissa will be standing up in front of a crowd of beautiful people to share her story about how she fought thyroid cancer three times. Now she is on her way to surviving it for the 4th time. She will share her struggles as a mom, wife, nurse, family and friend while providing insight into what kept her positive. Melissa’s goal is to inspire others with similar stories and young parents to take charge of their health.

melissa keenMelissa has a wealth of knowledge as a nurse, a patient, a mother, and wife, and she is eager to share her life with others in any way that she can.

Melissa Keen is the woman behind www.keenmommy.com. She was born and raised in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Together, with her older brother and her parents, she enjoyed the sights and sounds of Vancouver as it flourished into the city it is today. Melissa completed her university studies with a baccalaureate in Nursing in November 2005. After a short start to her nursing career, she was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in June of 2006. Melissa recovered, but was diagnosed again with thyroid cancer in 2008 and 2013. Cancer never slowed her down and at the same time she had a marriage and gave birth to her first child Marcus. She also continued her career as a nurse. Now she shares her journey and the struggles as a mom, wife, and nurse with a cancer diagnosis on her blog. Melissa is eager to share her story with the world.

Life is too short and taking care of ourselves is vital.

Love healthy venues? Then come join us at the Wellness Room every Thursday at 10:30 am to mingle and meet with Vancouver’s leading health and fitness experts.


The Wellness Room is Vancouver’s newest and hottest venue for health junkies, wellness warriors, YVR moms and anyone else looking to learn how to optimize their health.

Every Thursday we introduce you to a new speaker that will share their experience with health and give you the coolest information on how to acheive your best health!

Join us at one (or all!) of our upcoming free events and be apart of Vancouver’s health community. The healthiest drinks and food you can find will also be served at each event.

The Wellness Room Events For The Month Of August.

August 11 at 10:30 AM

Top Tricks to Create a High Energy Morning and Make it Last!
with Yoga Master and Yoga Rush Founder, Deidre Siranni

August 18 at 10:30 AM

The Health Benefits of Thai Yoga
with Movement & Wellness Practitioner & Yoga Master, Coco Finaldi

August 25 at 10:30 AM

Fighting Cancer 4 Times & Raising A Family
With YVR Mommy Blogger, Melissa Keen

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The Wellness Room is powered by Commodity Juicery & Kudolife and features local wellness bits and bites such as gluten / vegan treats, a holistic tea bar & health-conscious salads. The winery will be featuring a bright and comfortable space from 8-3pm Monday through Friday

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ZEND Counscious Lounge

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Lyda Mclallen

Lyda is a health and fitness contributor for Kudolife.

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