Barbara's Story

Written by: Sherrie Stahl Posted on: July 29, 2015 Blog: Stories

My name is Barbara Grandstaff and I am a 13 yr. survivor of Non-hodgkins Lymphoma. I was living in Anderson when I was first diagnosed. Due to financial circumstances I moved back to Marion. I wanted to stay with my oncologist in Anderson and was worried about how I could afford gas to get back and forth for appointments .My sister suggested that I check with the Cancer Services to see if they might be able to help with my expenses.

I thank God that I took her advice this time. They not only helped with my gas they also helped me get in touch with the patient assistance people at the hospital. When I lost my job and my insurance they helped me get Medicaid .When I do not meet my spend-down they help get my prescriptions.

These ladies are angels on earth. They are not afraid to go the extra mile to help people dealing with cancer. I also have the privilege to work along with them as a volunteer. They have made my life more worthwhile because I now have an opportunity to pay it forward. A simple thank you seems so insignificant in comparison to what they have done for me. They will always have a special place in my heart.

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