Meet Astrid - CanCare Patient
When Astrid and her family received the devastating news of her breast cancer diagnosis, she first thought of her children. For every parent their children come first, and with three young children under 10, the youngest only 3, it was hard for the complex diagnosis, treatment, and side-effects not to take centre-stage.
With her fight against the disease requiring every ounce of strength and many of her family overseas, Astrid found the support of a CanCare Navigator, who was in regular contact and helped arrange little things like house cleaning, gardening and legal advice. She also helped organise some complimentary tickets for the children to a local wildlife park and cinema.
Unfortunately in the weeks before Christmas, Astrid lost her long battle with the disease.