Editorial - Friday, April 4: Easing the fight for life

MY mum was initially diagnosed with bowel cancer when I was eight years old.

She was treated for it but was diagnosed with a brain tumour a few years later. Again she was treated before eventually being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

It was a tough six-year battle all up.

So I know first-hand the impact the cancer diagnosis can have on a family.

For my brothers and me it was all about the emotional strain, but in the years since I have spoken to my dad about the financial strain and logistics of getting Mum where she needed to be for treatment.

There are so many amazing community organisations out there trying to support people who have cancer and I know many businesses give generously as well.

And yet again, another business has stepped up to offer something to help ease the burden.

With so much going on for people who are trying to fight their illness, pay bills, look after family and generally live life; just taking that one worry away from them can make all the difference.

If you know of a Valley business or organisation helping those in need, let us know so we celebrate them.

Shannon Newley



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