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We asked the question, "Does a problem really exist? Do cancer patients in rural areas find it difficult to arrange suitable transportation to and from their treatments?"
Upon meeting with social workers at Baylor Scott and White, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and with the American Cancer Society, the answer came back as a huge "YES." The problem is real. The problem is common.
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Driving Hope of Texas aims to begin service in the first quarter of 2019. However, they will need help in acquiring a van suitable for this kind of non-emergency medical transportation.
The Driving Hope van will provide an affordable option—safe, comfortable and reliable long-distance transportation for patients and their caregivers. One especially notable feature of the van is the onboard bathroom. Patients will not be forced to stop and use the few public restrooms found along the route and expose themselves to conditions that may threaten their weakened immunity.
The first route, dubbed the Leon Valley Route, will connect several counties roughly along state highway 36 all the way to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The counties of Mills, Brown, Comanche, Hamilton, Coryell, Bell and Milam are scheduled to have pick-up locations. Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple is one of those stops.
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