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How the support of our donors got Ziggy through her recovery

How the support of our donors got Ziggy through her recovery
Ziggy received support from BCFNZ’s nurses which made a tremendous difference to her breast cancer recovery.

Ziggy’s entire world stopped when she found out she had breast cancer during the second Covid-19 lockdown in August last year.

She was 44, living a hectic life running a dentist practice while bringing up two children with her husband Giles. Breast cancer was the last thing Ziggy expected when she discovered a lump.

She started treatment as quickly as possible, having surgery to remove her left breast and some lymph nodes, then chemotherapy.

As soon as Ziggy received the diagnosis, she called BCFNZ’s specialist breast nurses. She says the support given to her made a tremendous difference with coping with the sudden upheaval, her wellbeing and recovery:

“The nurses were wonderful! From the very start, and throughout my journey, they would ring to ask how I was doing. They offered funding for counselling, physio and lymphoedema therapy. This helped me to deal with anxiety and allowed me to focus on getting better.

“I also found all of the information resources so valuable. I’ve watched every one of the webinars, I love that they cover such a wide range of topics.

“If it wasn’t for all of this incredible support, I don’t know where I’d be today.”

Nine women in Aotearoa New Zealand will learn they have breast cancer today. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, those women won’t have to go through breast cancer on their own. We’ll be there with them, every step of the way. Thank you to our supporters for making this possible.