Barry SlaterBarry started as a Peer Support Volunteer at Wellspring Halton-Peel in 2007 and has also assisted at outreach and fundraising events in the community. Barry learned about Wellspring after he had been diagnosed with cancer and finished his treatment, but still wanted to give back. As a cancer survivor, he felt he had something to offer having been through the many emotional and traumatic experiences that cancer can present from initial diagnosis to treatment including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and a stem cell transplant.
Barry particularly likes being able to help cancer patients and their loved ones outside of a hospital. He finds it very satisfying to “help people through some very emotional experiences. No two cases are the same.” Barry says, “I believe in Wellspring, I believe in its goodness, and its viability. Wellspring is helping so many people over so many hurdles”.
Did You Know...
Evidence suggests that supportive care techniques, like those taught at Wellspring, may help patients live longer than medically predicted.