About 20 patients undergoing different levels of treatment received cheques ranging between N200,000 and N250,000 each, at the BRECAN Ondo state office, located at Ijapo estate, Akure, the State capital.
Explaining the purpose behind the gesture, Ondo State BRECAN Chairperson, Mrs Chinyere Nneke-Iyke, hinted that patient support is one of the mission statements of the organization. Her words: “Patients support is a way of alleviating the expensive treatment for survivors. It’s a continuous process that has been on for years, and today is one such day. We did something similar thing in June this year (2022).
“Being a Survivor, the Founder understands that cancer treatment doesn’t come cheap and BRECAN has a way of raising funds through crowd-funding and other means to support survivors in their treatment”, she asserted.
“Early detection without access to treatment is zero, and when we create awareness to detect early, we also help them to have access to the right treatment. We don’t just leave patients to face the treatment stages alone. So, today what we are doing here is that the Founder has released cheques to about 20 survivors to put smiles on their faces. These women came from all parts of the state, not just Akure alone”.
A beneficiary, Mrs Esho appreciated the Founder for her care and concern for the welfare of survivors and patients of breast cancer.
“She understands what we are going through and that’s why she’s making this effort to come to our aid; she knows we spend money always on this. She’s so caring and I pray that the Lord will compensate her with long life”, she added. Also reacting to the gesture, Mrs Farotimi, prayed emotionally for the gesture as she’s currently undergoing treatment.