Breast Cancer Survivor
I have been a volunteer since 2016 and most of my clients have been women who are in the progress of losing their husbands to various types of cancer. After I lost my first husband in 2000, I started an informal grief support group in the small town where I lived at that time in the Hill Country. It was a real challenge, but also very rewarding, and it helped me with my own grief to listen to and share with others. More than anything else, it made me realize the comfort and hope it was to have someone to talk to who “had been there."
One memorable experience I have had with CanCare is when one of my early clients who lost her husband decided to become a volunteer herself. Another experience that stands out is when the husband of another client recently became a volunteer “because I had helped his wife so much”.