Good Hood Club
The Satnam Crew
The Satnam Crew is named in honour of POGO ambassador, Satnam.
Satnam was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour when she was 11 years old, leaving her with a visual impairment. In 2018, she was hired as a Facilitator for the POGO Survivor to Survivor Network to develop and host workshops designed to support other survivors in their cancer journey. In 2020 Satnam became a mentor for the Survivor to Survivor Network, supporting other POGO Facilitators to develop their skills and host compelling workshops.
“I was diagnosed in 2008, but I only just got my white cane five years ago. I probably could have benefitted from the cane a lot earlier if I hadn’t worried about what others around me would think. It honestly has helped me a lot when it comes to getting around in new spaces and being independent.
Going through treatment, I saw kids much younger than me, with much harder experiences than mine. That is why rather than thinking of my disability as something that holds me back, I like to think of it as something that pushes me forward. It has made me stronger." - Satnam
POGO is committed to supporting childhood cancer survivors and brain tumour survivors beyond diagnosis and treatment. We also recognize survivors as the experts in their journey. Designed for survivors aged 16 and over, our Survivor to Survivor (S2S) Network is a special series of interactive workshops where survivor facilitators present helpful information, lead discussions and share personal experiences about a variety of survivorship topics.