Founder’s Story

Dr Erica Harris is the passionate founder of RiseToday.com, serving to support, inspire and empower those navigating the hardships of adversity. With her vast experience facing relentless trials and tribulations, she stands today as a well-versed, highly seasoned survivor.  Dr. Erica serves as a powerful mind-set coach, culturing principles of resilience, resolve, positivity and fortitude.  Dr. Erica captivates audiences, both as an inspirational speaker and as a #1 best selling author.  She is a proud board director for Zili Women’s Health and is a fierce advocate for organ donation campaigns, Canadian Blood Services and for the One Match Stem Cell and Marrow Network. Dr. Erica is passionately spearheading new initiatives to improve the quality of care for families of sick, young parents.  Further, she proudly volunteers for the West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation and for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.  Dr. Erica is an honoured member of the Worldwide Association of Female Professionals.

Dr. Erica previously served as a sports chiropractor and kinesiologist, having owned, operated and sold her own thriving multidisciplinary health clinic in the heart of Vancouver’s west side. Having long since lived a life passionate about health and wellness, she was stunned to learn her shocking diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia at the young age of 35 while still nursing her youngest.  She has since come to stand to not only as the survivor of a once expected two-month terminal prognosis (having not responded to even the harshest of chemotherapy regimens, even being denied all further medical treatment aside from palliative care) but further as the humbled and honoured recipient of both a bone marrow transplant and subsequently a double lung transplant. Her once happy marriage sadly did not withstand the challenges.  She lives in West Vancouver, Canada with her two beautiful sons.

Erica J. Harris