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When my child was diagnosed with cancer my focus was on helping my child get through treatment and coping with the awful side effects of the chemotherapy. Sligo Cancer Support Centre made us feel so welcome when we first walked through the doors on Wine Street and we were enveloped by kindness from the caring and compassionate team at the centre. They completely understood what I was going through as a mother and also what my child was going through.
My child availed of lovely treatments which she really enjoyed and I was treated to lovely cups of tea and a listening ear. It gave me space to breath, to cry, to laugh and to have someone acknowledge that it was okay to feel what I was feeling. For my child it was a place of relaxation, fun, positivity, kindness and of course the yummy treats. She loved going there because the focus was not on her having had cancer but rather on her having fun and relaxing time where she could forget about the horrible stuff for a little while at least. We were truly blessed the day we met the Team in Sligo Cancer Support Centre and for that I remain very grateful.
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Post surgery and in recovery for my prostate Cancer operation I was lost. I had no direction, all avenues seemed blocked, dark clouds hung over my head. One rainy night I walked Wine Street, up and down past the door 5 times I remember, until I found the courage to push the door open and go in , uncertain as to what I would find.What I found behind that door .Where there had been despair I found hope. Where there had been loneliness I found companionship and friendship the likes of which I had never experienced before. Where there had been uncertainty and doubt I found confidence in the future. Where there had been a dark cloud I was surrounded by rays of light . One timid and uncertain push on a door opened a whole new world of optimism, friendship and enduring hope.
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I was in the same situation following my diagnosis as above but pre surgery. So many unknowns and no hint of where to find the answers. A friend put me in touch with a member of the men’s group that meets in the centre on the first and third Tuesday of the month. I was immediately welcomed by the soundest group of men you could hope to meet. An hour and a half later armed with answers to so many of the questions that had been flying around in my head. I drove 42 miles back home and haven’t looked back since. 5 years later having had the cancer return but beating it again and I’m still making that trip and meeting my friends. We keep upto date with each others progress. News of all clear or news of a return of cancer and offering and receiving all the support that you can handle. 44 wine Street is a place like no other and I can’t praise the place enough. Brilliant people who exude positivity and compassion. My family and I will be eternally grateful for what the centre has done for us. ❤️