Pauline's story

Choices Cancer Support program is pleased to announce we are included as a new beneficiary for the Dry July campaign. Below is Pauline’s story which demonstrates the integrated programs of Choices and the ways it supports Queenslanders facing cancer.

Why choose the Wesley’s Choices Cancer Support Centre?

Prior to my diagnosis, I had worked to help others in the Choices programs for many years, with Kim Walters Foundation and Think Pink. Choices, offered me the choices I needed to get me through this ‘Journey’…

 I was 41 when my doctor said those words (that echo as much today as on that day) “You have breast cancer”, that was 11th June 2013. I am very lucky to have an extremely supportive husband and two beautiful, then pre-teen children. I didn’t want to worry my family any more than they already were, with all my anxieties and fears - I knew I needed to find external support. Support that I could rely on, to not only provide me, but my family with the backing we needed. The Wesley Choices Support Program was that life line, I needed to feel somewhat normal - the ‘Look Good, Feel Better’ workshop and free wig hire services helped to provide me with the external resources; I needed understanding and a place to escape – the peer support network was always there with a comforting ear; and, the information events – all have been priceless.

Pauline Sinclair – breast cancer survivor

The Wesley Hospital Choices Cancer Support Centre

$24,429.16 raised