Gloria knows just how hard it is to go through the stress of a cancer diagnosis. After suffering her own diagnosis and treatment for a squamous cell carcinoma in her throat 7 years ago, she got through a tough time with the support of her family and friends.
While in hospital, it struck her how many people undergoing treatment for cancer were alone, with no visitors or support. It was during her time in hospital that she thought she would like to do something to help people with cancer who are without some company and support.
After reading about CanCare and how the service focused on people who do not have a lot of support, she decided this was the type of volunteer role she wanted.