Access to Emotional Support

Our Emotional Support Project

Project Detail

Cancer can lead to depression and anxiety – not just for the patient.

Family and caregivers are affected too.

The 2nd component of collateral damage we’re trying to address is the emotional/psychological toll.

As a country, we’re increasingly familiar with the notion of PTSD in soldiers returning from tours of duty. But PTSD can manifest as a result of any traumatic, prolonged experience. So few people have access to counseling (which should lessen since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act), but that access can still be cost-prohibitive. So we want to help patients and their family members get access to counseling.

The goal is 2-fold:

 

  • provide support during the treatment/recovery period (or after the patient’s passing)
  • mitigate the long-term effects of the trauma

 

My parents’ insurance didn’t cover counseling. After 11 years, my mother has essentially lived in hospitals, and had she not stayed literally by my father’s bedside, advocating for him and making sure his care wasn’t mismanaged, my father wouldn’t have survived.

My Mom is a warrior. The stress has definitely taken its toll over 11 years – for her and myself. I wonder how much we both would have benefited if we had counseling throughout our family’s cancer journey.

That is why TWOCF helps patients and their family/caregivers get counseling and emotional support – both during treatment, and through survivorship. It’s not enough to increase the patient’s length of life – we want to improve quality of life.

PROBLEMS

OUR SOLUTIONS

HELP NEEDED

 

Medical-Bills-iconFinancial Burden of Cancer

A cancer diagnosis can bankrupt a family. More than 50% of all personal bankruptcies filed in the USA are due to medical costs!

 

HEARTBREAIN-iconStress & Emotional Toll

Cancer is stressful – even in the best of circumstances. That stress can lead to depression, anxiety, PTSD – and can impair recovery.

 

confused-iconMedical Bills are confusing

Between your doctor’s office, hospitals, insurance companies, collection agencies, billing codes, and statements of benefits – you need a Ph.D. in ancient Greek to understand your bills.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

TWOCF is helping cancer patients and their families overcome the financial burdens that come with treatment & recovery. For patients in need, we’ll help cover your daily living expenses (rent, utilities, groceries, etc) so you can focus on the important stuff – getting through treatment and kicking cancer’s butt!

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

Cancer can lead to depression and anxiety – for the patient & their family/caregivers. It’s not enough to increase the patient’s length of life – we need to improve your quality of life, too. Stress can be overwhelming. We’re here to help you get emotional support, so you can thrive.

NAVIGATING MEDICAL BILLING

Ever feel like medical billing is gibberish? Our team of advocates will help you translate the gobbledy-gook into English, and sort out the hairballs between your doctor’s office/provider, the insurance company, and collection agencies.

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ENLIST

Sign up to join the Troops, and tell us how you’d like to get involved.
Want to volunteer your time?
Organize a TWOCF Chapter or fundraiser in your area?
Drive patients to appointments?
Donate non-perishable goods? The possibilities are endless!

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DONATE

Make a tax-deductible donation that will go directly to helping a family currently in need. How will the money be used? Check out our current Projects.

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SPREAD THE WORD

Know someone who needs help, or would want to Enlist? SHARE our story, and encourage them to get involved, or apply for assistance.

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PARTNER with US!

Have a business, organization or non-profit that would like to team up with us? It’s going to take an ARMY to get the job done. We want to work with YOU and your business/group!

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NEED ASSISTANCE

Are you buried under the stress and cost of cancer?
Need help making-ends-meet during treatment and recovery?
Need some emotional support, or someone to help you Navigate treatment and billing?
Tell us how we can serve YOU.

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RECOMMEND A RESOURCE

Know a great doctor you’d recommend?
Or a non-profit doing good work?
Or a business supporting the cause?
Tell us who! Let’s connect patients with the best providers and resources – and support the businesses that have supported the cause!