“ You Are Not Alone”
An information book for cancer patients, their families and friends is available on our website.
The Book is free of charge. Contact our office and details will be available on our website as they are delivered to outlets around the county.
“I believe that we should pass on what we glean as we go through life, for others to build and turn into meaning for themselves”
A quote by a cancer survivor in 2006
“Having cancer has made me take the time to stop, see what I have and enjoy every moment”
Cancer Patient 2007
Donegal Action for Cancer Care
“Equal Access for Equal Need”
“You Are Not Alone”
Book Launch was the 24th September 07
“Hope mixed with medicine makes both the hope and the medicine stronger”
The Action Strategy Sub Committee of Donegal Action for Cancer Care identified the need for a common source of information for cancer patients, their families and friends. In recognition of this need, the group decided to produce this book
” You Are Not Alone”
We are aware that we cannot answer all your questions about the subject but we hope that this book will provide both initial support information and help signpost the road towards wellness. The book was written to help you understand the journey from diagnosis through to treatment and onwards to recovery. It may help you to understand the changes that can happen in your life and assist you and your family to deal with your feelings about cancer.
This book outlines the considerable supports, financial and other, that are available and in general terms gives contact information. The specific detail of these may vary from year to year as a result of governmental budgetary changes.
The treatment of cancer has advanced considerably over the recent past and health professional all over the world are developing new and better treatments. Most cancers can now be treated successfully and the future is certainly much more optimistic than ever before.
It is important to remain positive. Use all support available to you from your family, your friends and other formal support services. Remember,
“Together we stand at life’s crossroads
And view what we think is the end
But God has a much bigger vision
And He tells us it’s only a bend”
Noel A Coyle on behalf of the Action Strategy Sub Committee
.Unfortunately Noel RIP lost his battle with cancer & is sadly missed.
Order of Speakers on the night of the Launch
8pm: Welcome by Compere for the evening: Mr PJ Hallinan, Inishowen Partnership Company.
8.05: Introduction: by Mr Seamus O’ Donnell, Chairperson of Donegal Action for Cancer Care.
8.10: Why we are here tonight: by Mr Noel A Coyle, Chairperson of the Action Strategy Sub Committee of DACC.
8.20: Why we funded. this book: Mr Sean Staunton, Area Executive Officer, The Citizens Information Board.
8.30: The importance of this book in the world of Oncology: Dr Janice P Richmond, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, The Oncology Department at Letterkenny General Hospital.
8.40: Presentation of The books journey: Mr Paddy Hume.PROof DACC.
Official Launch: by Margo, Donegal Person of the Year.
Sincere apoligies were received from Patricia Lee, Social Policy & Research Consultant who was unable to attend due to illness.
Patricia had played a key role among others who had faciliated the with the process.
The work and commitment by Patricia was acknowledged by all.
Thank You Patricia!