Don’t you just love it when you meet someone who’s work inspires you to your core?
That’s how I felt when I had the chance to meet Cassandra Hui.
Cassandra is the founder of a clinical trial platform called “Heal Mary”.
Her personal story is heartbreaking –
AND incredibly inspiring…
Why did Cassandra start Heal Mary?
When Cassandra’s mom was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, Cassandra did everything she could to find help.
It wasn’t long before she was confronted with the giant gap between what standard care in Canada could offer her mother and what was actually available through clinical trials.
This fuelled Cassandra – out of her own need and frustration – to start an organization that could help connect cancer patients with the right clinical trial. Easily, efficiently, and for free.
She named the organization “Heal Mary”, after her beloved mother.
Happily, her mom went on to survive stage 4 cancer!
Life threw another curveball at Cassandra’s family…
In 2017, both of Cassandra’s sisters – yes, both – were diagnosed with cancer.
A punch in the gut, no doubt.
After that, Cassandra decided to pivot her entire career from tech into digital health…and commit fully to working on Heal Mary.
And most of all, to providing cancer patients with real empowerment and hope.
Now Heal Mary is helping countless cancer patients across Canada to access clinical trials. For free!
I was fortunate to be able to speak with Cassandra recently about Heal Mary and how it can help people like you…
When Cassandra was telling me her story, I couldn’t help but think of my own personal journey into cancer care…when I was in a similar situation – 15 years ago now – trying desperately to get help for my dear uncle’s cancer yet running into obstacles every step of the way…
Often, I think, the best solutions to problems with cancer care come from folks, like Cassandra, who’ve already been through a bad experience, who’ve already suffered deeply – and who then use that as motivation to help others.
It’s a way to take the power back and give it to other patients at the same time…So please check out the video and get to know Cassandra better.
You’ll learn the inside scoop on clinical trials, how Heal Mary can help YOU, and simple steps you can take now to get better treatment!
P.S. Feel free to share this with anyone who may find it helpful. We need to keep spreading the word about cancer advocacy! ❤️on September 8, 2021
Tags: Advocacy, Cancer Patients, Cancer Research, Clinical Trials, Knowledge is Power, Precision Oncology, Targeted Treatment
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