Editorial: Volunteering despite their own issues

Editorial: IN TODAY'S paper there are two stories about wonderful locals, who despite their own medical issues, are reaching out and helping others.

Helen Willetts lost her vision over 10 years ago and volunteers with Guide Dogs for people who have lost their sight or are going through a difficult time.

She hasn't let her own disability stop her from living her life to the fullest.

And Ron Myler has fought and beat cancer not once, but twice, and still has a smile on his face.

He volunteers for Cancer Council Queensland and helps support people who are currently fighting their own cancer battle.

But more volunteers like Ron are desperately needed in Bundaberg.

According to Cancer Council Queensland, last year more than 6135 clients across Queensland were connected with a hospital-based volunteer.

If you are a cancer survivor who is willing to talk to people touched by this insidious disease, then please consider volunteering.

Volunteers really are the unsung heroes of the community and are worth more than their weight in gold.



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