WOLFE CITY —
To the editor:
As a cancer advocate, I have experienced firsthand how the mental and physical side effects of treatment can take a toll on one’s quality of life. Healthcare professionals tend to focus on cancer treatment itself; and comfort and concerns such as pain, nausea, shortness of breath and anxiety are oftentimes not addressed aggressively.
This is where palliative care can help — a growing field of specialized medical care that improves quality of life for patients and their families by focusing on symptoms of treatment for a serious disease like cancer.
I urge our U.S. Representative Ralph Hall to co-sponsor two bills currently pending in Congress that protect cancer patients’ quality of life through educating patients about palliative care and the benefits of palliative care.
Congress must take this opportunity to expand access to palliative care so that patients and their families can have that extra layer of support when they need it most!
Volunteer for ACS Can
WOLFE CITY —
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Health services kudos
I am writing this letter of appreciation because two weeks ago I had my second knee replacement surgery within six months.
Kill the YMCA project
In addressing the city council on July 8th, YMCA board president Andy Bench made a bold and highly questionable claim that raised a red flag in my mind. He referenced the alleged financial commitment made by The Greenville Independent School District to help pay for his proposed $15 million taxpayer funded YMCA.
Applaud Court’s return to interpretive sanity
I applaud the Supreme Court’s return to Constitutional interpretive sanity in its recent finding in favor of Hobby Lobby and other closely held companies, to decline to pay for certain medications that they believe violate their religious beliefs.
Take care of children crossing over border
The beautiful little Hispanic children coming across the border from Mexico and South America…
Not too late to stop proposed YMCA center
n your Wednesday edition, reporter Brad Kellar briefly touched on the comments of Dr. Jerry Ransom at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Perkins should abstain from YMCA vote
What if you were a judge? What if you were also Board President of a non profit organization?
Say no to YMCA on Tuesday
An April 28, 2013 ad in the Herald Banner stated that the YMCA/Event Center bond would only add an additional 2.5 cents to the Greenville property tax rate.
When I moved back to Greenville after living 17 years in South Texas, I took the advice of my friend, Dr. Bill Thorn, who advised me to become an expert in some field. It didn’t matter what.
Freedom of religion
Texas Constitution and the YMCA
Thanks to Park & Rec
Thank you Kimber Patterson, Brett Quarles and the staff of Greenville Parks and Recreation for the outstanding job you do for our community.
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