One of the guests at Golden West Broadcasting Thursday during the People Helping People Radiothon for Central Plains Cancer Services was Pam Stinson who's currently going through her second journey in the fight against cancer.
She shared her experiences over the airwaves and also spoke with PortageOnline, noting she can't say enough about the assistance CPCS provides.
"They were there for me five years ago when I had breast cancer and they provided me with beanies for my head, a shawl blanket to keep me warm because my neck was cold, and drivers for radiation," says Stinson. "Then I had a second diagnosis on November 1st with leukemia. My family and friends (I'm very lucky being a community girl) have been there for me, but I'm going into my next round with what they call a pump and pick."
She explains she will be driving to Winnipeg every second day for chemo therapy continuously for 48 hours. Stinson says the trips are to have the pump filled.
"I'll be accessing their drivers and I know how wonderful they are and how much CPCS does for the wide-range community," notes Stinson. "It's not just Portage. They're going to Minnedosa, they're going to Somerset, they're going to Elie, they're going to McCreary. So, there's a lot of people on farms and the small communities that need rides, and I really challenge people to step up today and tomorrow and open those wallets."
Stinson says she hopes you never have to use the services, but for those who already have, they know how wonderful the Services are for themselves and family or friends who've had cancer.
You can help out, as well, by way of a donation at THIS LINK, or calling 204-872-0455. Another option is to stop by our studios OR request a visit for us to come to you with the Portage Toyota and RV driving change car.