I’ve just come across the newest short film from our partner Macmillan Cancer Support and really feel the need to share it. It graphically illustrates the all encompassing loneliness that cancer can cause.
This is why we recruit, train and support older people who’ve been affected by cancer to become peer advocates. Their experience of “what it’s like” is a powerful way to reach out and offer support to others who’re now experiencing the same thing. If you know someone affected by cancer, please do reach out. It can be difficult to find the right words sometimes but just trying can make a difference.
Marie McWilliams, OPAAL