A RETIRED couple from Barrow have told how a charity got them ‘through the other side’ after a cancer diagnosis turned their world upside down.
Janet and Alan Ladds were supported by CancerCare at its Trinity Church site after Mr Ladds was diagnosed with bowel cancer.
“People tell me I have been through the mill but the NHS and CancerCare helped get met through the other side,” said Mr Ladds.
Mrs Ladds added: “CancerCare has made a big difference to our lives.
“We have come through a lot together as a couple and whatever was going on, we always knew there was someone there who we could go to which was so important.”
As active members of the church the couple would chat regularly with development and engagement officer Rachel Minshull, who encouraged them to undergo therapy following a major operation in Mr Ladd’s treatment.
“It was a massive shock and within three weeks of being diagnosed…