Volunteer Spotlight – Nancy Love
Volunteers make the world go ‘round! Let’s celebrate Nancy Love, who has been a wonderful Cancer Care Services volunteer for nearly 5 years! Nancy was born, raised, and currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a retired elementary math teacher who served over 30 years in FWISD. (We love our teachers!) When she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 2013, Nancy was overwhelmed by the word CANCER. Our counselor, Annie, helped Nancy cope with her cancer diagnosis and listened with a kind ear.
After retirement, Nancy decided to give back by volunteering for Cancer Care Services. She has loved helping cancer patients and their families through all of our services and events. Nancy remembers answering calls at the receptionist desk one day, and on the other end of the phone was a 25-year-old man who had just been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He felt so lost and confused about how to navigate the medical system. Through tears, he admitted that he didn’t know where to get help. Nancy connected him with a social worker who helped him understand his situation and navigate his new diagnosis. Nancy played an important part in helping this young man find HELP and HOPE!
As a former patient herself, Nancy is empathetic to those who have been diagnosed with cancer. Nancy says, “We all go through cancer experiences differently, but the one thing we all have in common is the ‘C’ word.” Nancy is a proud volunteer and advocate for Cancer Care, so she encourages others to join her! For Nancy, the best part of volunteering is meeting AMAZING people along the way!
Thank you for being an inspiring volunteer, Nancy! Cancer Care Services is blessed to have you as part of our family! If you would like to become a volunteer like Nancy, please fill out our Volunteer Application or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at Tori@CancerCareServices.org.