Every Woman’s Life Program Makes Big Impact

Kathleen Chancey will never forget the day she found out she had uterine cancer and an ovarian cyst.

“I felt numb. It was like a nightmare,” she said.

Chancey, who is now cancer-free and back at work as a court reporter, said Bon Secours’ donor-supported programs turned her nightmare into a story of hope and recovery.

“I came to Bon Secours through its Every Woman’s Life Program, which offers free screenings to people without insurance,” said Chancey, who like many independent contractors, could not afford insurance.

Just three months before learning she had cancer, Chancey had applied to Bon Secours’ financial aid program. It helps patients who earn too much to qualify for many other programs, but find that private insurance is out of reach.

“I don’t know how I would have received treatment for my cancer without these programs,” said Chancey. “Financial support of these programs is so important because there are so many hardworking people just like me who can’t quite afford private
insurance.”

Chancey discovered many Bon Secoursdonor-supported programs to aid her healing, including cancer support groups, yoga, art and meditation.

“The yoga has been a really good program for me because it has helped me realize that I need to be patient in my recovery, patient with myself and just accept where I am at the moment,” she said. 

Chancey wants donors to know that their support has a profound impact on patients and their families.

“When I was asked if I was willing to share my story, I didn’t hesitate … I really feel like the Bon Secours programs saved my life and I don’t know how to say ‘thank you’ enough.”

 


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