Helen was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015, undergoing chemotherapy in 2016 at Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC). At a later stage, Helen became a volunteer with Ballarat Health Services in BRICC. Helen has just commenced chemotherapy again in 2020 after a return of her cancer and is back utilising the services of the centre. She is extremely enthusiastic about her commitment to be an Ambassador and to help raise funds for the BRICC Wellness Centre.
Helen believes the Wellness Centre is like a second home for patients, a welcoming place that provides comfort for people. This is the reason Helen volunteered at the Wellness Centre, she wants others to be able to access the services that she found extremely beneficial along the way and acknowledges the importance of volunteers with BRICC.
“The Wellness Centre gives you a safe place, you know the people there and you can comfortably talk to others around you as they understand your journey”.
“If patients want to access the brilliant services offered they can do so, not everybody wishes to but for those that require it, it is there as a brilliant option”.
Helen is always encouraging other patients to access the Wellness Centre services, feeling extremely grateful for the medical treatment received from BRICC. Helen believes it is second to none and the other beneficial aspect is the offer of services from the Wellness Centre. Helen has accessed many of the services offered by the Wellness Centre and sang the praises of the massage and “Cancer Chicks Chats” and the importance of their impact on her journey.
We thank Helen for coming on board and for sharing her story with others, to help raise vital funds for the BRICC Wellness Centre.