Lisa Ray is an actor, model, philanthropist and writer with an international career in Canada, the US, and India.
Her films include Oscar-nominated Water, Defender and Cooking with Stella. In June 2009 she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer that usually strikes people in their 60s.
In February 2010, following cell banking and a stem cell transplantation Lisa announced that she is cancer free. Here is her story in her own words.