2012.01.11 Mary Snyder: Rides needed for cancer treatment

Written by David Green.

As I sit here tonight, I am still upset, but not as upset as I was two weeks ago.

I have cancer..again.

I have given to Goodwill, the Salvation Army, the veterans, and last but not least to the ACS—American Cancer Society—hoping and praying I would never be in need of their services.

Well, two weeks ago I found out once again the cancer I have been fighting since 1994 has come back in my bones. I had surgery and then found out I would need 10 rounds of radiation. This meant every day except Saturday and Sunday I had to be at the radiation department in Adrian. This has caused financial hardship for me to go to Adrian every day.

I got in touch with the ACS to see if they would give me a ride. I live 45 minute from Adrian. The ACS said yes, they could find me a ride for the 10 days I needed. I gave them the times I needed to be there each day. I couldn’t get a ride through the radiation department at the Hickman Cancer Center because they only have a couple drivers and were booked.

Then, a week ago, I got a call from the ACS. They had to back out because they don’t have enough drivers, even though they promised me a ride.

I will never help them out again. Where does all the money go?

– Mary Snyder

Coomer Street, Morenci

Editor’s note: Volunteers willing to assist Mary Snyder are welcome to contact her at 517/458-2507.

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