While Vicki was in hospital dealing with her diagnosis during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, she noticed her bills started piling up and she’d spent all of her savings on visits with surgeons and lung specialists. It was then that she realised she didn’t know what she was going to do to make basic ends meet.
Once she was home, she looked through the pamphlets the hospital gave her and found information for Cancer Council.
At first, she called for emotional support, unaware that Cancer Council offers financial assistance too.
I just rang up to talk for emotional support and someone put me through to Anthony. He just let me unload. I was crying on the phone at everything—I didn’t know what to do about the whole money side of it and then he said, ‘well, we offer a little bit of assistance’.
When Vicki got off the phone to Cancer Council 13 11 20, she’d been given financial assistance for groceries, and life-changing advice on how to best manage her impending expenses, during one of the most difficult times of her life.
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