This Daffodil Day, make sure no one faces cancer alone!
Every year, more than 25,000 New Zealanders will receive the devastating news: “You’ve got cancer.” When cancer feels overwhelming, you can provide the practical and emotional support that patients and their families desperately need. Please make your donation today.
“When I heard the word cancer… I just thought I’m going to die.”
At just 27 years old, Jess Thompson has faced more trials than most. When she was 15, her adored mother passed away suddenly in a horrible car accident, giving Jess a perspective on life that no 15-year-old should have. And with her dad playing a very inconsistent role and now living in Australia, Jess learned how to grow up fast.
In March last year, Jess was given another reminder of just how precious life is when she ended up in hospital fighting for her life. The diagnosis – stage 4 bowel cancer.
Please, make your donation today to ensure Jess and the 72 Kiwis diagnosed with cancer each day receive the support they need.
Jess needed to undergo life-saving surgery and then months of chemotherapy. As a young woman living alone with no family support, I can only imagine how terrifying this would’ve been for Jess. No one should have to face cancer alone – together, we can make sure that doesn’t happen.
“I felt more alone than I’d ever felt, especially without the family support that most have…
…This was where the Cancer Society stepped in.”
Thankfully, because of generous donors, Jess was supported throughout her chemotherapy journey with weekly phone calls from Cancer Society nurse Sandra, who was there every step of the way.
“Every week during chemo Sandra called me, checking in on me and making sure that I was coping okay. She heard me and understood me in a way that I couldn’t find in anyone around me.”
This Daffodil Day we need your help. You have the power to change the lives of people facing cancer. Please make a donation today.
“The ongoing support from [Cancer Society] and having somebody on the other end of the phone that I could call at any time if I was feeling overwhelmed or scared or needed answers to questions – it’s really invaluable.
Having the Cancer Society there offering that support, it completely changes the experience and makes it so much easier, and they wouldn’t be able to do that without people funding them.”
Thank you for caring about Kiwis facing cancer. Because of you, no one has to face the toughest days of their life alone.