Many of them are cancer patients themselves or have been touched by cancer in some way and are using their experience to try and change things for others.
One person that we have recently come across is James who contacted us via Twitter. He’d seen one of our tweets about our new info packs which include a badge with our logo on. He asked if we would include one of his badges in some of the info packs we send out.
I said I was happy to and so a few days a go a little parcel arrived with some of his badges in.
You may be wondering what the badges are for so I’ll let James explain himself. This is what he posted on his Facebook page.
“Because sometimes it would be nice to be offered a seat. Cancer changed my life, but I'm on the mend. I had this daft idea about badges”
James had been diagnosed with throat cancer and as a result of having treatment he lost his voice. Having to travel on the London Underground to and from hospital meant his was sometimes unable to get a seat and as any cancer patient will tell you, travelling when you feel nauseous is not much fun. Also, not all cancer patients look like most people assume cancer patients look like – not everyone looses their hair for a start.
So James came up with an idea of a badge that cancer patients could wear that would let other travellers know they had cancer and to encourage people to make room on public transport for people undergoing treatment. It’s based on the “Baby on Board” badges and although it may not be to everyone’s taste, we think it’s a good idea and will be popping some in next lot of info packs we send out.
Please pop over to James’s Facebook page to read the full story
xx Kaz xx