Can you help build a new breast diagnostic centre for patients like Ben's mum Belinda?
Your help will be invaluable!
'On 28 November last year after my first mammogram I was diagnosed with widespread, high grade breast cancer. I had a mastectomy on 10 January. Since being diagnosed I’ve lost confidence in myself and my ability to get on with everyday life.’ – Belinda, age 46.
Belinda says one of the hardest parts of her diagnosis was telling her four year old son, Benjamin, but she tried to keep it light and gentle.
After many tests, Belinda was told the news. “I was shocked, angry and disappointed when I found out,” she says.
"I had a feeling I knew what they were going to say. But when they actually told me, I didn't believe it. I was saying everything under the sun to deflect the feelings and emotions that came with the diagnosis. But the word mastectomy, mastectomy, mastectomy was ringing in my ears. It wasn't a word that I wanted to hear. When the surgeon said 'I don't think you are processing it', that was when I broke down and realised the enormity of the situation."
Would you like to be part of the special group of people that help take the pressure off cancer patients like Belinda?
Your help is urgently needed.
Too many patients are waiting too long for a diagnosis. Many have to travel to different medical clinics spread out far across the region. Not only that, they have to battle traffic. And sometimes that's just too late.
This is urgent. Can you help build a new breast diagnostic centre?
This special centre will be a place where patients can have all tests, in one single day, for a quick diagnosis.
And it will go towards building the centre at North Shore Hospital.
• Aim to raise $2 million.
• But $1.27 million has already been raised.
• Can you help raise the $730,000 left to go!
• If we raise this amount, the build can happen by 2020.
• Your generous support will help make this happen.
• Please show your support today. Call 09 4470 138 or visit our donation now page.