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Dominica Cancer Society “resilient” following Hurricane Maria

by: Dominica Vibes News - September 18, 2018
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Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Cancer Society, Vinna Royer

One year followingHurricane Maria’s passage here in Dominica, the Dominica Cancer Society has tagged itself as also being resilient.

Speaking with Vibes News on Monday, Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Cancer Society, Vinna Royer revealed that they lost just about everything housed at their location in Francis Lane, Goodwill.

“Everything that we had accumulated, all the equipment and the furniture in there; we also stored supplies that we assisted our patients with and all of that was destroyed…off course you know after Maria it was not easy to make your way to anywhere and so by the time we got to the place and was able to look into what was there, most stuff was deteriorated so badly that we could not restore.”

She said the Francis Lane location was put together with grants from the Australian government which she described as once being not only well furnished but comfortable.

“We accommodated patients if they needed to stay over for treatment purposes,” she said.

The Dominica Cancer Society she continued is in the process of starting over.

Royer added that the Cancer Society recently moved to a new location, 30 McIntyre Lane opposite the Alpha Center.

“That is where the Cancer Society can be found and it is important that we tell our patients that because we still need them to keep in touch with us and we’re still ready and always eager to serve.”

She urged donors to continue giving to the Cancer Society which will enable them to continue the good work that they do.

“Like all Dominicans we are resilient and we have jumped back into things and we are already assisting and reaching out to patients. We are urging everybody who has been used to being a benefactor of the Cancer Society that the need is still there for assistance, so whatever way you can assist the Cancer Society to do that.”