Testimonial – Board Member & Cancer Patient

Board member and cancer patient Margot Larson, Niantic, CT

As a cancer patient, what I need and yearn for is the moral support and resources that could help me navigate these difficult waters. I am an astute advocate for myself, but I need more. I need a coach; I need a place to go when I am confused and overwhelmed. While I get excellent medical care at Smilow, and find our cancer support group helpful, it’s not enough. There is no other place for me to go. Most cancer support organizations offer help when you have completed treatment.

I am living with cancer. I may never be out of treatment – I have Stage 4 NSC lung cancer. For many months, it may all be good news. I feel good; I look well. And then a test shows progression of the disease and I need to dig deep to my toes to find the fortitude, hope and courage to move forward.

I believe that the Cancer Support Community is the answer and that’s why I have volunteered, joined the board, donated to the cause and assisted with finding an Executive Director. I hope CSC will open its doors in time for me to benefit from the fruit of our labors; if not, at least it will help others like me.

Help us open our doors, sooner than later.