Now, they are great friends who travel to warm climates and sandy beaches to celebrate their years of being cancer free.
Nobody wants to join the “Cancer Club”, but unfortunately some of us are thrown into it so quickly that things become confusing and messy.
When Betsy was going through her journey Danielle and her husband reached out and offered their support to the Hall family. Almost exactly a year later Danielle got her diagnoses and she knew who to reach out to for help… Betsy.
Danielle had just had her port put in and quickly realized wearing a seatbelt was very uncomfortable. Betsy jumped into action, in pure Betsy fashion, and drove her to Cancer Patient Services to get a padded seatbelt cover.
When speaking to a group of ladies at a CPS Sorority event, Danielle explained all the ways her family utilized the many services that CPS had to offer, which made her journey through cancer a little more bearable.
“I know God gave me cancer for a reason and I want to share my story,” said Danielle. She thanked the agency for the support and guidance they gave her and praised Betsy for jumping into action for her when she needed it most.
“CPS helped so much. There were things we never thought of, like the nutritional supplements, that I absolutely needed to get through this. Without them, I’m not sure what I would have done.”
Sometimes bad things have a way of bringing the good into our lives. A friendship built around two breast cancer diagnoses is not only beautiful, but also a testament to what love and support from family and friends can do for an individual.
By donating to Cancer Patient Services, you are helping support the cancer patients of Hancock County. It takes roughly $2,500 to get someone through their first year of treatment. Your dollars stay local and help your family, friends and coworkers as they navigate their way through their journey.
Written by: Adrienne Pavlock, Donor Development and Event Coordinator, CPS