CanCare's primary goal is to provide free, one-on-one emotional support to cancer patients and their families for as long as they desire.
I was diagnosed in 2008 with Merkel Cell Carcinoma. Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy kept me out of business for months. During that time, I learned that life is meant to be lived deeply. Find your passion; find what gives your life meaning. Do something good for the world.CanCare matched me with a cancer survivor volunteer who changed my life. My volunteer met me where I was emotionally, walked me through the each stage of the cancer experience, and talked about issues only survivors understand. I believe my recovery time was accelerated because of his support.CanCare is a culmination of people who have been touched deeply by cancer. CanCare takes on the challenge of walking alongside those entering the unknown world of cancer. I am blessed to be a part of this journey.
We all have something to offer the world. I am passionate about bicycling, in a slow, methodical, thanks-for-being-alive kind of way. When I watched the chemo drip in my arm, I desperately needed hope. When I received radiation, I needed to know that a good life was there beyond treatment. I relate to the regular Joe Cancer Survivor, who's trying to regain a little fight from a treatment that almost whooped him. Now I redefine my possibilities. Cancer survivors understand. I ride my bike to give hope to those enduring treatment. Summer 2010, I completed a 57 day, 4,200-mile bicycle journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic.
-Alex Weisbach, age 42, Merkel Cell Carcinoma Cancer Survivor