Cancer Care Fund Helps Local Businessman

"You're never prepared to hear that it's cancer."
EdCarrpatientstory

Sikeston businessman Ed Carr reflects that “no one expects taking this journey through cancer treatment, but if you have to take it, I can’t imagine taking it anywhere else but the Southeast Cancer Center.”

Mr. Carr and his wife Mary Ellen courageously faced his diagnosis of an aggressive form of cancer with faith in the Southeast Cancer Center staff and their expert, compassionate care. “The doctors, the nurses, the receptionists, everyone, just put as at peace,” Mrs. Carr says.

During the course of Mr. Carr’s treatment it was necessary to rely on nutritional supplement delivered via feeding tube. They are grateful for assistance from the Cancer Care Fund that helped them afford the cost of the supplements and supplies. This past year alone, more than 3,000 patients have been touched by this fund dedicated to helping meet the needs of cancer patients. The Cancer Care Fund helped the Carrs when they needed it most. Now cancer-free for almost five years, Ed and Mary Ellen Carr are certain of one thing – at the Southeast Cancer Center, no one makes their journey alone.