A place to call home while facing cancer
Fortunately, Mike and Cynthia found stability and support through their caring loved ones and positive experiences at lodges owned and operated by Canadian Cancer Society.
Putting Mike at ease about his cancer journey was crucial. When he checked into the Kordyban lodge, located near the B.C. Cancer Agency’s Centre for the North in Prince George, he felt its impact immediately.
“The Kordyban lodge is such a positive and welcoming place,” recalls Mike. “My wife came down for every chemo to make sure I was ok, and friends visited whenever I was up to it. That’s how I got through it – my family and friends got me through.”
"The best part about staying at the lodge is that you are surrounded by people who really understand what you’re experiencing and living through,” said Cynthia. “You feel so connected."
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We only want the best for our friends, so when Sue’s good friend was diagnosed with cancer and discovered he had to move to another city to undergo treatment, they both felt uneasy.
"It's a very trying time when you are fighting cancer away from home,” explained Sue, who helped her friend transition to the Jean C. Barber Lodge, a Canadian Cancer Society lodge built for cancer patients visiting Vancouver for treatment.
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Canadian Cancer Society strives to ensure all residents staying at their lodges feel at home during their stay. Our lodges provide a peaceful place for patients to stay while they are receiving treatment and gives each patient a chance to focus on healing
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