Sandra Francis has been volunteering for us for over five years having lost her beloved husband, Pete, to pancreatic cancer in 2012. He died just 1 year and 2 days after diagnosis.
She regularly sets up fundraising and awareness stands in her local area, as well as arranging larger fundraising events. She also supports many other patients and relatives affected by pancreatic cancer, as an admin for Families in Support of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness (FISPCA) Facebook page.
Sandra really values being a volunteer for PCA, saying:
“The work that PCA do in raising awareness and hopefully getting earlier diagnosis is amazing.
“Their information for GPs is so important. I often wonder if when Pete first felt ill in September 2011, had that GP been able to recognise the symptoms and send him straight away for a CT scan and if Christmas and New Year holidays had not come inbetween – would that tumour have been removable. I don’t dwell on this, but I do know that early diagnosis is so so important and if I can do anything to help others get a quicker diagnosis than Peter did then I would like to think I have helped in some way. “