Barbara Edwards


“When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June, 2006, I felt despaired and didn’t want to live. That’s when I was introduced to the Cancer Society. Every Tuesday I would see Miss Alex, the counselor. Miss Alex has been there for me at all times; she would even visit me on weekends. I fondly remember when she brought me wigs when my hair fell out. The Cancer Society even gave me prosthetic breasts.

“Two years ago the cancer spread to my bladder and this really took a toll on me financially. Although I do my bit of sewing, at times it gets rough. The Cancer Society has been a tower of strength with financial support. I am not sure what I would do without the Cancer Society; they have been involved throughout my entire diagnosis. Cancer is devastating but if you have support, like what I got from the Cancer Society it makes it much easier to cope.”