Helping Hands Award
Shaely King is our Helping Hands Award winner for July.
Shaely King is a Zionsville volunteer with the American Cancer Society’s ‘Road to Recovery’ program. As a cancer survivor, he recognizes what each patient is going through and understands the burden that people with cancer have to deal with. He was fortunate enough to have a caregiver that was able to help guide him through his treatment.
The ‘Road to Recovery’ program provides transportation for cancer patients who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. In 2014, in Hamilton County alone, there were 363 ride requests from cancer patients. Unfortunately, the ‘Road to Recovery’ program was only able to service 311 of those requests, leaving 52 unfulfilled. Shaely signed up for the program in April 2014, and since then, he has provided over 50 rides for people needing to get to and from their cancer treatments.
“For every patient that I drive, each one of them expresses their gratitude,” Shaely says. “For many people, this is their only way to get to their treatment. I have met so many wonderful people during my rides.”
Shaely has graciously volunteered his time and resources to ease the burden for people in treatment. Shaely has been a wonderful addition to the program!
The American Cancer Society is always looking for volunteers. If you would commit to driving a patient just one day a month, it could help in so many ways! Please contact the American Cancer Society in Indianapolis at cancer.org or call 317-344-7800.
Congratulations to Shaely as our Helping Hands Award winner.