Cancer survivor ‘adopts’ accommodation for regional patients

Edward ScownGeraldton Guardian
Max Correy and his wife Evelyn adopted the room they stayed in.
Camera IconMax Correy and his wife Evelyn adopted the room they stayed in. Credit: Supplied

Late last year, Geraldton man Max Correy was diagnosed with prostate cancer after a routine blood test.

Like many regional cancer patients having to pick up and head to Perth for treatment, Mr Correy and wife Evelyn were stuck for accommodation until they heard about the Cancer Council’s Crawford Lodge in Nedlands.

“The cancer world is scary at the best of times, and more so when away from the comfort and familiarity of home,” Mr Correy said.

The lodge left such an impression on the Correys they have donated $8000 to “adopt” the same room they stayed in.

“Ev (Mrs Correy) and I are pleased we can repay some of the support we received by sponsoring a room for the benefit of other country people who have to undergo cancer treatment in Perth,” Mr Correy said.

The adoption means a regional person with cancer can have a place that’s affordable, comfortable, and close to medical services.

“By ‘adopting a room’, the Correys are helping to provide vital support services that bridge the gap for regional patients and their carers by providing a home away from home,” Cancer Council WA individual giving senior co-ordinator, Caroline Bryndzej said.

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