Golden Rule Stories – The Gift of a Lift

Cancer is a very scary diagnosis with its many uncertainties and long and difficult treatment regimens. Many treatments and diagnostic imaging is only available in the city. A group of dedicated men and women who are Squamish Volunteer Drivers for Cancer provide a service that alleviates some of the stress associated with cancer treatment.The Squamish Cancer Car program drives clients dealing with cancer to appointments in the city.  12 drivers, 2 dispatchers and a coordinator all happily volunteer their time to get people to doctor appointments, surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.  The volunteers find it very rewarding to give back to the community!

“The Gift of a Lift” is a free service.   Clients are very appreciative; some of their comments   ..… “thank you to the volunteers”,   …. “a car full of daffodils”, “when your doctor gives you the bad news, …..who do you call?…. thank you for your help, your time, your kindness”.  “God bless you!”

There are always those behind the scenes and we would like to say thank you to our supportive fundraiser and the many donors who give of their money so that the program is possible!   During this Covid-19 challenge, we would like to say a special thank you to our drivers for helping two clients complete their radiation treatments!    

This story was submitted by Grace Halverson as part of our Golden Rule Challenge series.

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