Being diagnosed with cancer is so life-changing, it brings up emotions, questions and insecurities many of us didn’t even know we had. The transition is a very personal one, it truly affects how you look, see and feel about everything in your world.
In hospital whilst waiting to start my chemo (they had to repair my broken neck first). I struggled to find information regarding breaking the news to loved ones, my kids in particular.
I have developed an app called ‘Cancer Connect’. Its aim is to create a supportive network where cancer patients and anyone affected by cancer can chat amongst themselves, and feel safe and supported. One can choose not to give their real name if they do not wish to.
My hope is that you, the user, will feel supported and loved; whilst gaining strength and help to accept the situation and regain balance again in your life.
I have observed whilst in the chemo waiting room that people do want to talk. The differences between us seem to melt away as soon as a conversation starts. Patients (and families) really like to make a connection, and enjoy meaningful conversations with others (who are also in the same or similar situation).
I believe that by people sharing their personal experiences in an empowering, supportive and safe place, this can only lead to personal and spiritual growth.
The aim of my app is to serve as a catalyst for healing, growth, and personal empowerment all while building friendships and relationships.