“Beating Cancer from the start!”
As a Cancer savior, I know firsthand the unique difficulties patients face along with their families on their road to recovery. I am so thankful for the help my family, friends, and caregivers gave me. Those around me tended to my physical, emotional and spiritual needs so much at times that they did not have time to take care of themselves. It’s not easy, after all, to lift another person and tend to their basic needs it can really take a total on anyone.
I never drank or smoked and I never imaged I would get cancer. But once I was diagnosed my first concern was to find out the steps to beat it. I sat down with my surgeon and he provided me with clear, honest answers to difficult questions. This provided me with invaluable information which helped me to move forward with confidence through each stage of my surgery, treatment and recovery. After my surgery, two rounds of chemotherapy, numerous therapy sessions and 15 months later I beat cancer.
During this process though even with health insurance I faced financial difficulties. These financial challenges I faced brought additional stress on me and my family because I depended on their help. Besides my wife and family, I received great support from the staff at “Virginia Cancer Specialist Center”, my church members, colleagues, and friends. They often during the process offered wonderful words of encouragement. Their helping hand and kind words helped greatly. And with this determination, comprehensive care and strong support system cancer had no change!
During my recovery I met many people with insurance struggling financially also but at the time I was unable to help them because I was in the same boat. Once I was cured I knew I needed to find a way to help others avoid the financial stress I did, so I started my company. I knew the struggles and effects of chemotherapy and radiation and the toll it takes on your body. Worrying and stressed trying to get well while trying to figure out how to pay bills for me was difficult to do. I did not want anyone else to go through what I went had through. Those adults suffering with cancer needed help and pledged to help them.
This why your support is important. We want everyone who has cancer to have every opportunity to make a "Full" recovery and with your help this is possible.