CANCER CARE CLOSE TO HOME
During a recent routine health check up, Darlene
Predham discovered the cancer she had previously had
returned. Despite her diagnosis, she remains a dedicated
and passionate community volunteer. Between shifts at
the food bank and Keyano Theatre, Darlene is able to
undergo chemotherapy treatments at the Northern Lights
Regional Health Centre.
With bravery and encouragement from her support
network, Darlene refuses to let the cancer dictate
During her first battle six years ago, she drove to the
Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton for treatment.
Although she was happy with the care, the constant
hotel booking and travel time became too much for her to
bear. She was forced to move away from her family and
friends during treatment to reduce costs.
Community member, Darlene Predham received chemotherapy
treatments at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre.
“You shouldn’t need to stress about paying travel costs
for health care during a critical time in your life,” says
the staff and donor support to improve care. You couldn’t ask for
Darlene. “If you’re travelling, your life is interrupted.
any better,” says Darlene.
Getting your treatment in Wood Buffalo on the other hand, your
quality of life is improved.”
Wood Buffalo is a growing community, and the Community
Cancer Clinic at the Health Centre is proud to offer care close to
home for patients requiring chemotherapy treatment.
Compared to Darlene’s first time receiving care, the Health
Centre now has televisions, five beds, and thanks to a
generous donation from Total E&P Canada Ltd.–two heated
“My chemo takes five hours, so I appreciate the dedication from
“When you have something this devastating happen,
it’s a comfort knowing you can have it treated quickly,
right here in town.” - Darlene Predham
With your support, the Northern Lights Health Foundation funds
vital health care needs in Wood Buffalo. Donate today at
The Northern Lights Health Foundation team has been asking –
what are you most grateful for? People around the community have
responded by sharing their moments of gratitude in support of the
Follow our hashtag #ShareYourGratitude on Facebook and Twitter to
see what people are most grateful for in your community and share
your own messages of gratitude.
Spot our Gratitude Campaign boxes around town? Share your
gratitude moment for a chance to win an iPad Mini!
It starts with you.
Donate. Volunteer. Get Involved.
For more information, visit gratitudecampaign.ca.
spring 2016 | The Checkup
The Early Childhood Development team at the Northern
Lights Regional Health Centre shares what they’re most
grateful for - support from the Health Foundation!