Astrid’s Story

Meet Astrid

Two years ago Astrid and her family received the devastating news of her breast cancer diagnosis. For every parent their children come first, and with three young children under 10, the youngest only 3, it was hard for the complex diagnosis, treatment, and the side-effects not to take centre-stage.

With her fight against the disease requiring every ounce of strength and many of her family overseas, Astrid found the support of a CanCare Navigator. A dedicated volunteer, Angela has helped to fill some of the gaps created by Astrid’s treatment. Through regular contact, Angela helped to ensure that little things like house cleaning, gardening or legal advice were arranged. Angela also helped organise some complimentary tickets for the children to a local wildlife park and cinema.

Today, Astrid has completed chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, and continues to look at the many new and promising drug treatments and emerging therapies.

With the support of Angela, CanCare will continue to walk with her every step of the way.

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