Nancy’s List is my love letter to the universe, my expression of profound gratitude for my miraculous recovery from stage 4 ovarian cancer … and my amazing life.
During my 21 long aggressive chemo sessions, whenever I had the opportunity, I invited fellow cancer patients to tell me their stories. These visits occurred in the infusion rooms at Stanford Cancer Care Hospital in California nearly 16 years ago.
They shared their helplessness and hopelessness. They suffered intense feelings of isolation, distrust, anger, and profound sadness. They worried the very most about money … about the possibility of bankruptcy, the lack of funds to cover the enormous medical expenses and their medications. If they even had insurance, they worried that the policies were not sufficient. They worried about telling their employers and likely losing their jobs. They worried about not being able to pay for basic living expenses. They worried about their children’s futures. They were experiencing so much fear and anxiety about money.
I made a vow to make a difference. I knew that financial assistance was out there somewhere. I was determined to find the resources and make them accessible to the cancer community.
I received my 501©(3) non-profit status in 2006 and launched my first website.
Nancy’s List was intended to be simply a “list” of financial resources that hopefully would relieve some of the stresses that are in the way of the healing process.
Please contact me at [email protected] if you know additional resources that should be listed in our directory.
I hope I have been helpful.