We want people affected by cancer to make the most of their precious time by ensuring they receive the support of Macmillan’s services throughout their own cancer journey. Together we can help people with cancer live their best life.
The day her doctor told her 'your cancer has spread' is etched into Jeannette’s memory. It was shattering news for her husband Max too – when he was told he burst into tears. In those first few moments while learning of her advanced cancer diagnosis, Jeannette’s Macmillan nurse Sharon was there, and she has continued to support Jeannette and Max ever since.
Jeannette could always count on Sharon, as she explains, 'she has held our hands throughout everything – comforting us in our darkest moments, delivering medical forms to the house, and helping me cope when I’ve been in pain. She always has time, she’s never in a rush. Sharon’s such a gem, she even helped sort out our finances by introducing us to a Macmillan financial support expert. It meant we didn’t have to worry about money on top of everything else.'
With Sharon’s help, Jeannette has been able to continue living her life to the best of her ability – she can now fully appreciate how each moment in life is precious, and she wants to make the most of it. Sharon is a keen painter, and has found joy in painting – she wasn’t going to let cancer stop her. In fact, she has made and sold cards out of her landscapes to raise money for Macmillan as her way of thanking Sharon for her incredible support.
Jeannette is not alone. Each day 1000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK, and we want each of them to have the support they need from Macmillan, throughout their own cancer journeys. It’s because of the support of kind people like you that Jeannette has Sharon by her side, and we need more people to have the support of a Macmillan nurse – will you step up today to help?
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