Meet Bill - Cancare Patient

Being 84 years old hasn’t meant retired Airforce man Bill, has stopped enjoying keeping handy. While his age has meant he’s had to slow down a little, Bill is still both very capable and very keen to help his neighbours on projects, tinker in his workshop and even get out for the occasional round of golf.

“It wasn’t just the transport. Everyone was so keen to help, with simple things like lovely tea and biscuits to helping me down the steps. I can’t recommend CanCare more.”

But Bill’s double diagnosis of cancer in his right eye and in his lung meant he was suddenly forced to lean on others for help. With his wife needing care of her own, having to attend daily radiotherapy for 6 weeks put a big strain on him at a time he was most in need.

Bill’s radiotherapy had to start immediately following his diagnosis, so CanCare stepped in to help with arranging transport for him to and from his daily appointments. Being able to rely on this throughout his treatment lifted a huge burden and he was able to focus on his own intensive treatment.

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