As a CanCare volunteer, Heidi never expected the positive impact her work would have, not only on the life of someone in need, but her own life.
When Heidi first joined the CanCare program she was working part-time with a little time on her hands and felt volunteer work as a one-to-one Navigator would be a great way to give back to the community.
“After applying online, I was invited to CanCare’s volunteer training day where I heard more about the program and the experiences or others. I was so impressed with the volunteers who spoke, I felt this was really something I could do,” said Heidi.
Following her training Heidi met Eileen, an elderly patient who had been diagnosed with lung cancer and debilitating emphysema. Despite having a large family, many were living too far away to be able to help.