I am asking anyone of you who have been affected by cancer either personally or through a family member or friend, to donate any amount that you can for a new Linear Accelerator at Mercy Medical Center Radiation unit. They need to raise $2 million to bring this new innovative machine that will be used to deliver radiation for all types of cancers.
The current linear accelerator is over 20 years old and needs to be replaced, so that patients who have oral cancers do not have to travel to Iowa City to get their daily radiation treatments. I had a close friend who had tongue cancer, and she had to make the daily trip to Iowa City for her treatments. Luckily, she had many friends and family who drove her every day for the six weeks she needed treatment because radiation makes you very fatigued and there was no way she could have driven herself.
I now understand that fatigue, as I had to undergo radiation therapy myself for breast cancer in January of this year. I was fortunate that I could receive it locally in Clinton but many cancer patients are not so fortunate. We need to change this. Your donation, no matter how small, can help raise the remaining funds so that we can treat all cancers locally with radiation therapy.
Please call 244-3535 to find out how to help.
Remember to always pay it forward and leave footprints for our children to do the same.
Thank- you and God bless.