COVID-19. Cancer. Children. When those three come together at the one time, you can imagine how hard it must be for a mum to cope.
Karen was only 41 when she received her diagnosis of incurable stage 4 breast cancer.
“I was so shocked. How can this be happening to me? I was young and fit. I cried for myself – but also for my family. Will my kids be left without a mum? Who will look after my parents?”
The current Covid crisis has made things even more challenging for women like Karen. Anxious about the risk of infection and separated from loved ones by social isolation.
Your donation will bring the specialist support someone like Karen needs most right now. That’s personal care and support including:
- phone care calls
- emergency vouchers for food and petrol
- meal deliveries and home help
- video calls and online support groups
Karen can tell you just what a difference a kind donation can make at the time of greatest crisis:
“There are times I can’t walk, and times I cannot even stand up to cook. Having Sweet Louise meal deliveries relieves the pressure and stress of providing for my family.”
Donate now to help us continue our support for 730 Kiwi women and their families who rely on us for support through their advanced breast cancer diagnosis.
“Sweet Louise offer the kind of support no one else can. They are there for me when I need to talk. At any time, I can reach out to Sweet Louise and know I am not alone.”
We are also collecting kind message of compassion and hope for women like Karen from across New Zealand.
If you can, please write your personal message in the comment box on our donation form and we will share all these messages with our Sweet Louise members and community.