Hard Times Lead to Great Moments - Chance Tshimanga

"Hi, my name is Chance Tshimanga and I’m a Pre-Med student.


About 10 years ago, I was fortunate enough to move to Canada as a refugee. Being a refugee, I had to go through the process of living in refugee camps and that was honestly one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through.


One of the hardest things for me was seeing kids my age and younger not have access to healthcare, food, or even have a roof over their heads. It was disheartening to see that some people in the word don’t have access to the basic necessities that we sometimes take for granted here. That sparked something in me to work towards becoming a doctor and ultimately working with Doctors Without Borders, and one day opening my own clinic that can cater to people who maybe don’t have access to healthcare and the basic stuff.


In honor of September being Mental Health/Suicide Prevention month, my friend and I are working on a project where we are going to talk with people around the world and listen to their stories and make as many connections as we can.


It’s a rough time in the world and everyone is in a weird mental state, so, we wanted to take the time to really inspire and motivate people to do something that is outside their comfort zone to remind them that the world is still an amazing place and to still enjoy the small things."