Last night we hosted an event with our colleagues from Solaris Care, Breast Cancer Care WA, Melanoma WA and the Cancer Wellness Centre. Thank you so much to Dr Ru-Wen Teh who spoke about patient choice and to the beautiful Claudia Van Dijk who shared her story. Diagnosed with breast cancer within weeks of giving birth to her son, there wasn’t a person in the room who was not moved by Claudia’s experience.
In Claudia’s own words “our nurse who came to our home was very professional but I think it was her personal care that made all the difference to me at the time. Our baby was able to sleep in the comfort of his own room while I sat on the couch and Matteo held my hand as the chemo was being administered”.
If you want to read more of Claudia’s story check out the fabulous article in the Health and Fitness section of the West.