Testimonials

Each year many who undergo diagnosis and treatment elect to contact Bosom Buddies for some form of personal support. All our volunteers in the Hospital vising team not only have experienced breast cancer themselves but also have been hospital trained before joining the team. The support we offer is one of sharing and providing companionship; we offer to be someone’s  ‘buddy’.

It is always nice to hear back when we have made a difference. Here are some testimonials:

From a woman recently diagnosed…

“Thank you for handing out the shower hangers at the State netball league game last year. It has been hanging up in my bathroom ever since, so when I found a lump recently I followed it up and have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Without that presence in my bathroom I may well have let it slide much longer – fortunately I have a good prognosis due to reasonably early detection. Thanks for making this a much less daunting journey.”

From a Patient…

“I found the Bosom Buddies number in some literature I was given. They connected me with women who had had reconstruction and those conversations were invaluable in helping me make my own decisions. When I look back, it was the laughter and confidence Bosom Buddies women gave me that really mattered.  Two of them called periodically to see how I was doing and answered my questions and concerns as they arose. I had great support from family and friends, but these Buddies gave me something my supporters couldn’t give me – shared experiences and great role models.”/h2>

From a Buddy…

“A GP rang me because his patient was distraught with anxiety. She was separated, had a young teenager and no other family in Australia.  I supported her journey with rides to and from treatments, phone conversations and visits. I’ve gained a good friend.”

From a Patient…

“My doctor really had me scared that my situation was serious and that I would need lots of treatment. Then after a lumpectomy he told me I was fine and I didn’t need further treatment. I didn’t understand and felt frightened and at a loss.  A friend told me about Bosom Buddies and the women I met gave me not just information – they also gave me encouragement and faith.”