Extraordinary Ordinaries: Volunteers steer patients on 'Road to Recovery'

Walter Allen reports

- Getting the diagnosis of cancer can be devastating for several reasons.

Challenge's hit many different aspects of the person. There is emotional, financial and physical stress, as well as the demands to seek out the treatment to overcome the disease.

"You have to wake up with a positive attitude. We all know that today could be our last day and we just need to make peace with whomever we need to make peace with," said Owen Hall. "I don't have red blood cells. I don't have enough white ones either. I have anemia and I have cancer!"

Hall has had cancer for several years. Some of the issues Owen goes through can severely impact his eyesight, so he has decided to stop driving.

Hall explained that there are several ways, other than driving, to get to those treatments, but one stood out among them all.

It's a program through the American Cancer Society called "Road to Recovery", where volunteers drive patients to and from those appointments.

"It's very rewarding to drive for the American Cancer Society. It really doesn't take that much time out of your day to make a big difference in theirs," said Daniel Tarvin, a volunteer driver.

The program is in serious need of drivers both in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

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