I’ve never been more terrified in my entire life than when my doctor
told me I had breast cancer. The fear of the unknown was the worst.
Am I going to die? Will I make it through surgery? Can I handle chemotherapy?
Will I lose all my hair?These are just a few of the hundreds of questions racing through my mind.
Within days of finding a suspicious lump, I was contacted by Marsha Richardson,
the Breast Health Navigator at Parrish Medical Center (PMC). She helped
ease my fears and guided me through the process. When I lost all my hair
due to the chemotherapy, Marsha was there with support. She invited me
to the Cancer Care Boutique on PMC’s fifth floor where I was able
to get a few scarves, a wig and a lymphedema sleeve to help with the swelling.
Thanks to your gifts and PMC’s partnership with Sego’s Home
Medical Equipment, these items were provided at no charge, which was a
After a long and scary journey consisting of two surgeries, 12 weeks of
chemotherapy and 33 days of radiation, I am now cancer free.
I am forever grateful to my doctors, Marsha, Sego’s, and all the
PMC care partners who provided me with loving care throughout this journey.
It’s a journey that no one should go alone, and thankfully, no one
has to because of the wonderful resources available at PMC. Please know
your gifts are healing gifts!