March 6/17 : Cancer Crossing has assisted a Winnipeg breast cancer patient, who has very limited income, by making a contribution towards the cost of parking and fuel for her to attend her radiation treatments.
February 13/17 : Cancer Crossing has assisted a Winnipeg sarcoma cancer patient. This patient had to travel to Toronto for surgery. She lives on a very limited income. She is fairly new to Canada, having arrived in 2014, and was in the process of pulling a life together here when this diagnosis came. We were able to assist with uncovered costs associated with her transport within the City of Toronto.
February 3/17 : Cancer Crossing has assisted a rural Manitoba endometrial cancer patient with uncovered costs associated with 33 trips to and from Winnipeg for radiation treatments. Her treatments began January 17th and we wish her well!
January 27/17 : Cancer Crossing has assisted a rural Manitoba metastatic breast cancer patient with costs associated with child care, as due to treatment side effects, she is needing support to manage with an infant child at home.
January 24/17 : Cancer Crossing has assisted a low fixed income cervical cancer patient with an invoice she received for the non-subsidized portion of transportation to and from her radiation treatments. We are so delighted we are here to help!
January 11/17: A Winnipeg prostate cancer patient requires additional diagnostic testing and needs medication to complete the test. He has no coverage for this medication so Cancer Crossing has stepped in to help. We wish this gentleman all the best!
December 23/16: Cancer Crossing has assisted with the purchase of uncovered medication for a Winnipeg gentleman with metastatic cancer. We are pleased to be a small source of support for cancer patients as they wind their way down the cancer path.
December 2/16: Cancer Crossing has assisted with the purchase of uncovered prescription medication for a northern Manitoba gentleman with lung cancer. We are happy we could help this patient!
November 29/16: Cancer Crossing has assisted a Winnipeg breast cancer patient with the purchase of a removable shower bar for her bathtub as she is having difficulty getting in and out of the tub while on chemotherapy. We are so pleased we could help this patient!
November 24/16 : Cancer Crossing has made a contribution towards the rental of a tilt wheelchair for a rural Manitoba palliative cancer patient who has lost the use of her lower limbs. We are pleased to have been able to play a role in her care!
November 16/16 : Cancer Crossing has been able to assist a 78 year old patient with metastatic prostate cancer. He has a very limited income and lives in a Winnipeg bedroom community. He has a family member drive him to Winnipeg for diagnostics and treatment he cannot receive in his area. He is struggling with the additional costs associated with parking and travel and we are pleased to have been able to give him a bit of help to aid the access of his ongoing care.
November 9/16: Cancer Crossing has assisted a northern Manitoba metastatic prostate cancer patient with a contribution towards uncovered medication expenses. We are so happy to have been of assistance!
November 6/16: Cancer Crossing has assisted a Winnipeg metastatic breast cancer patient with costs associated with home oxygen. We are pleased to have been able to contribute to her care.
June 16/16: Cancer Crossing heard from a cancer patient suffering terribly with swelling in his feet. He desperately needs a pair of soft shoes and cannot afford them. We are pleased to say that Cancer Crossing has provided him with the funds to get a new pair of shoes – which we hope will offer him much needed relief!
May 19/16: Cancer Crossing is pleased to report we have provided some financial assistance our second cancer patient! We were contacted by a woman whose father was in Winnipeg for colon cancer treatment. His wife traveled to Winnipeg with him from their home in northern Manitoba. He was here for an extended period for chemo and radiation. The daughter is deeply concerned for her parents and is doing everything she can to help them. We are happy we have been able to help this family.
April 14/16 : Today Cancer Crossing issued its first cheque to a cancer patient needing financial help. The funds were sent to a gentleman dealing with prostate cancer in Winnipeg. He reached out to us after hearing about our program and we are delighted we could help!
This is why we exist – to provide some financial assistance to cancer patients during a most difficult time.