National Policy Framework and Strategy for Palliative Care 2017-2022
The Cancer Alliance today releases the fourth and last in its series on the new National Policy Framework and Strategy for Palliative Care 2017-2022 – Section 4: Stories of Hope, Care and Survival
Read about cancer patient Zanelle Mphikwa, who found out that hospice care isn’t necessarily about endings when she got her new beginning, marrying her soulmate and love of her life Ilze de Brandt at the Stepping Stone Hospice.
Lee Govender’s first visit to the Chatsworth Hospice after radiation and chemotherapy was was the first day during her illness that she no longer feared her cancer.
Sammy had just turned three when she was diagnosed with a kidney tumour and her kidney had to be removed. Today she says “I will be forever grateful to the CHOC for what they did for us in our time of need.”
Shaun Thornhill knows that cancer is a challenge like no other, as he watched his one-year-old daughter Shaye undergo five operations in three months following a cancer diagnosis. Today Shaun and his wife couple are themselves CHOC volunteers, paying forward the support they received to others going through similar experiences.
Zukisa Mukwevho was just 12 when she was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia. “Today I am 35 years old and have been blessed to experience motherhood, something I never imagined when I was diagnosed,” says Zukisa.
Click here to go directly to this new section: Palliative Care Policy: Stories of Hope, Care and Survival.