Battles are won by armies.
Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel away from home can make it even harder. Fight Together is working to help patients and their families find help and hope when home is far away.
When I was four years old my mom was diagnosed with throat cancer and we had to move to 500 miles down to Loma Linda, CA from Northern California. Our family was by no means ready or prepared for the move, but it's what had to be done for my mom to receive the best care she possibly could. So my dad packed up his four children and wife and headed over to Loma Linda, CA. We didn't have a place of our own to stay there, but out of the kindness of our family's hearts we were given a roof over our heads.
By no means did our family have enough room for six extra people but they let us stay anyway. I can never thank my family enough for the hospitality they gave us.
Fast forward 5 years later, and my mom died at home surrounded by the people she loved. And from then on, I knew I wanted to help make a difference. And as I got older I realized that not all families have the support system that my family did. And I realized that I wanted to be that for them.
Fight Together is about being their army and fighting this battle with them; together.