Funding for Cancer Patients
Another broker has supported my idea!
Another Broker has supported my idea. While I do not have the financial background to promote my idea I do feel it is a very great idea, one I do hope to create one day. Thanks to all of you for your support. It means a lot.
**October 11, 2011** Added photos of my mom to give you an idea of what Cancer patients go through. You don't know until it hits your own life or family.
**October 5, 2011** My idea is now Broker Supported :)
We as individuals watch as the Canadian Cancer society raise money year after year for Cancer research with the hope of finding a cure. But what about those diagnosed with cancer? There is nothing in place to help those individuals financially.
For those less fortunate it isn't simply the Cancer that causes undue stress on the individual, it is the financial burden as well. I watched my mother fight Cancer for almost 5 years. I watched as the Cancer ate away at her body until it literally ripped through her own flesh and surfaced on the outside of her body. My mothers story is a horrible one. I could go on all day about the bad things I have seen and experienced during my mothers battle but this is not about my mom.
I can't bring my mom back, but I would love nothing more than to assist in providing financial support for those less fortunate who are battling cancer. I come from a less fortunate family and I watched my family suffer financially during my mothers battle.
We lived 45 minutes from the nearest hospital where she would receive her treatment. She was responsible for her own transportation too and from the hospital and many weeks required at least three different trips into the city to receive treatment. Cancer in itself, no matter your financial situation is horrible enough, but for the less fortunate the burden that Cancer can cause on the individual and the family is overwhelming.
My parents did not have a vehicle when originally diagnosed with Cancer. Not only did they have to find a way too and from the clinic, but they would than have to supply gas money for the person who brought them into the city. We live in a greedy society. Finding someone to drive you 45 minutes 3 days a week is not an easy thing to do. Not everyone is willing to do so. We do however have many selfless individuals in our society, those who are willing to lend a helping hand when needed. I am forever grateful to those people.
It isn't as simple as money for transportation. Generally speaking, depending on what type of Cancer a person has they may not be able to work. My mother was a prime example. The government doesn't consider Cancer a disability, but yet my mother could barely walk and as the cancer progressed she could only walk with assistance, and at the end she was confined to a wheelchair until eventually she became bed ridden. This in my opinion is a disability. My father had a very small income monthly which had to support him and my moms mortgage, monthly bills, groceries, transportation to and from the clinic, at least one meal per day while attending the clinic etc etc. They did not have enough money to get by prior to the Cancer, and with my mom not being able to work it made the financial burden unbearable beyond belief.
Anyone diagnosed with Cancer, or anyone who has a family member or friend is fully aware of what I am talking about. To them this will make perfect sense. To others I am asking you to open your heart because one day you may need exactly what I am asking for.
My wish is to start a fund for the less fortunate who are struggling financially with Cancer related costs. I wish to start my own fund, company, or charitable organization to offer assistance to those who may not have the financial support to assist them during this difficult time.
I feel that if I had the money to start this operation that it would be a huge success and could not only benefit people in my community, but if successful it could benefit people all over the country. I have a dream, but a dream that I believe could become a reality with proper planning and support from those around me. This is not simply a feel good idea. This is a 100% need for the public. For far to long the patients themselves are being ignored and all money and funds are going directly to the research. I realize the research is necessary, but not at the expense of the patients themselves. We put in millions of dollars each year for research when some patients cannot even so much as afford the $20.00 gas fee to get from they're own home to the clinic. I believe the support of those within our community is as equally as important as funding for research.
I want to help those in need.
From Newfoundland Canada.
Living in Yellowknife, NT