New facility offers ‘Hope’ with home for cancer patients

New facility offers ‘Hope’ with home for cancer patients


CANCER. IT’S A WORD NO ONE EVER WANTS TO HEAR. — WHO’S EITHER SURVIVED CANCER OR LOST THE BATTLE. HERE IN HAWAII, MORE THAN 68- HUNDRED PEOPLE WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER THIS YEAR, ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. NOT ONLY DOES IT TAKE A PHYSICAL AND ABOUT A QUARTER OF CANCER PATIENTS USE OAHU AND STAY FOR TREATMENT. BUT AS WE’VE LEARNED .. THERE’S There are a lot of great things about living on a neighbor island. Mary Williamson lives on Kauai. kauai is hard to beat, it’s really nice, wherever I go you somebody especially if you’ve lived there for awhile. lymphoma cancer. Kauai’s hospital wasn’t equipped with the technology needed .. And Mary was forced to spend MARY – I know people that won’t or will think about not doing treatment just because of the cost. Luckily, for Mary, her parents live on Oahu — so she had the family support plus a free place to stay. MARY – and so I cannot fathom what it’s like to be alone in a hotel room and go through that when you’re sick for weeks on end. That’s where the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge Hawaii comes in — providing adult cancer patients a place to stay and heal. we will have 20 guest rooms, and it is absolutely free, that’s the key piece there, it’s free of charge. and our amazing Lodge Hawaii is getting ready to finally open. CATHY AGAIN – they have two twin beds for the caregiver and patient, all the comforts of home — wifi, tv, their own private shower, it’s like a beautiful hotel room. With common areas — a kitchen, dining room, library, cancer resource center, and a garden. While neighbor island residents will be given preference .. people who live on Oahu’s North Patients will be referred by doctors and social workers. MARY AGAIN – I wish HOPE lodge had been here earlier of course, but we’ve all been working so hard for ten years to make it happen, just from the idea stage and to go down and see it now ready to start accepting guests from after HOPE LODGE WILL HAVE AN OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY. WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON OUR

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