Her first mammogram ever ended with a cancer diagnosis – with treatment that sent her into early menopause. One spent years as a labor and delivery nurse and another travels the world. They are parents and step parents, single and married. One recently celebrated her 20th anniversary.
Some work, others have retired. One must avoid sun exposure, another is an avid beach goer. Several are working to regain their fitness, others are committed exercisers, biking and hiking and finding joy in all manner of activities. One is an avid pickle ball player (a mix of ping pong and tennis that we have to see soon!). Others craft and cross stitch and enjoy time with family and friends.
All of them have decided to make their time as patients and caregivers count by training as Cancer Hope Network Support Volunteers. Their personal experiences are as varied as the diagnoses they faced and the treatments they underwent. But their goal is simple – to make cancer a little less scary for patients and caregivers.
This summer, the CHN Programs Team hosted a web-based training for our newest class of Support Volunteers. We are delighted to introduce you to the newest members of the CHN family.
- Amy – Breast Triple Negative Stage 3
- JoAnn – Breast Triple Negative Stage 3
- Peter – Prostate, Peritoneal mesothelioma, Colon Stage 3B
- Meaghan – Caregiver, Leiomyosarcoma Stage 4
- Darcey – Breast HER2
- Paige – Nasalpharyngeal Epiteleal Sarcoma
- Linda – Breast, Grade2, HER2+ Stage 1A
- Itika – Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
To connect with these, or one of our other volunteers, please call our Programs Team at 877-HOPENET or visit cancerhopenetwork.org/connect.