Parker County Today October 2016 - Page 96

CAREITY.ORG For assistance 817-882-4100 Over 3000 Patient Services Provi ded to Parker County in 20 1 5 !! with the assistance of Pink Lun cheon Dol !! la rs 700+ Patients! Nurse Navigator and Social Worker Amanda Stevens was nursing her 2-month-old baby girl when she noticed a lump in her breast. Test later revealed the tumor to be a very aggressive type of breast cancer. “Amanda’s case was very complex for several reasons,” said Dr. Robyn Young, a breast specialist with The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Her tumor was large, involved lymph nodes, and was a fast moving type of cancer. This meant she needed chemotherapy before surgery and she needed it immediately. Amanda’s insurance company was giving her the run around, and this was taking precious time from her being able to receive the life saving treatment she so desperately needed. “My children need a mother, I have two babies to take care of,” said Amanda. At the time son Ryder was 2 and daughter Violet just 5 months old. Amanda and children Dietician Services, Nutritional Supplements, Feeding Tubes Nutrition plays an important role in cancer treatment and recovery. Registered and licensed dietitians help patients in their fight with cancer. A good nutrition plan helps keep the body stronger. Nutritional supplements are also provided to economically challenged patients. 282+ Services & supplements ! Patient Gas Cards 250+ Gas cards! careity.org As each day passed, I had to choose whether to eat or save my limited funds for fuel to get to treatment. I obviously needed both. Thanks to Careity Foundation, I received a gas card to fill my car. With your assistance I was able to get to my everyday radiation treatments. Thanks for all you do. – James Mammograms, Diagnostics, Biopsies and Surgeries It is almost one year since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. If it had not been for your help, I would not have known about my cancer until I qualified for Medicare. My mother had been diagnosed several months before, so I felt there was a reason to worry. When a friend told me about your Medic organization’s free mammograms, procedurael I made the appointment. Because s it was found early, I only had a lumpectomy. Had I waited, I know the outcome would have been different. To date, I am CANCER FREE! Your organization was a God send; I can never fully thank you for saving my life. – Louise 565+ ! Psychotherapy and Chaplain Services Psychotherapy counseling sessions are offered to cancer patients, and their families as they are dealing with various emotional issues stemming from their cancer diagnosis. Depression, anxiety, grief, anger, fear, stress, insomnia and feeling overwhelmed are typically addressed. 937+ Patient services ! Medical Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Accupuncture I have benefited so much and credit the massage therapy and acupuncture for my decision to continue with the five-year program of the medication so necessary and beneficial, yet very difficult to tolerate. Massage made the pain and nausea more tolerable and gave me time to thoughtfully consider the positive aspects of the drug despite the negative impact on my body. Thank you so much for your part in providing excellent care and support. – Francisca 300+ Patient treatments!