Tammy, who was still trying to wrap her head around the diagnosis, now had to tell her children and the rest of her family she would have to leave home. Tammy’s daughter, who had just begun her nursing career, put her life on hold to go with her. Only a few days after the diagnosis, the arrangements were made at the hospital in Toronto. This entire process happened very quickly and Tammy was feeling extremely overwhelmed.
“ I was not financially ready for this. Flights? Hotel? I had no idea what I was going to do. ”
Tammy’s doctor suggested they call Hope Air. Within hours of making the initial phone call to Hope Air, the flights were booked, they had received their itinerary and they were on their way. This was the first flight of many. Tammy has traveled for surgery, radiation therapy and now for follow-ups. “Hope Air has taken away so much of the financial burden for my family and I.” These days, Tammy still travels with Hope Air to Toronto for her checkups. Although she has lost vision in her eye, the cancer has not spread.
Hope Air gave Tammy the opportunity to receive treatment at one of the best Oncology Centers in the world. Tammy is so grateful that Hope Air was able to take away some of the burden and stress of travelling for medical care.