Ernestine Harper was diagnosed with cancer last fall, she says life suddenly
thing that weighed heavily- how to get to and from her chemo treatments.
But thanks to volunteers, like Joe Connolly, getting to her appointments has become one less thing for Ernestine to worry about. Joe's been working with road to recovery for several years.
a worthwhile way to share some time I have," Harper said.
essential. A lot of patients are too ill
to drive. They can't afford to put gas
in their car to get to and from all medical appointments," Heiser said.
it's not just about the logistics of getting to chemo. Ernestine says she often spends several hours
with volunteers in a week. And they develop a unique bond.
means a lot to have someone just to talk to," Harper said.
The Cancer Society is looking for more volunteers in the Peoria area. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please call 688-3488.