Catherine (Kay) Daniel was an early ‘pioneer’ in recognizing the importance of a strong emotional support system when she was diagnosed with cancer in the early 1980s.
Her cancer battle went on for over a decade and she would argue that her support system and positive emotional state dramatically improved her quality of life and may even have extended that life. In her day, there was no internet or Google with which to access information and very little acceptance of the importance of one’s emotional health when battling disease. She wrote many letters and ordered meditation tapes, information on alternate treatments, and ways to cope. She contacted many who were also undergoing cancer care.
This room would have been a big help to Catherine and family had it existed back then! She would be proud to have her name associated with this facility.