By Sally McGlew
CANCER survivor Tray Davis of Aveley was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2020.
Since then with the help of a friend she has organised a fundraiser to buy books which can be collected from the breast cancer unit at Royal Perth Hospital or Breast Cancer Care WA.
The books are self-help books dealing with diagnosis, questions and helpful information for those people who may feel overwhelmed by their diagnosis.
“Both the RPH Breast Cancer unit and Breast Cancer Care WA have done so much for me I wanted to give something back,” she said.
Author of the book, The Silver Lining, Holly Jacobs has offered the books at 30 per cent discount through her publisher after hearing of the women’s fundraising efforts.
Mrs Davis said The Silver Lining gave her hope and comfort during her treatment.
“It resonated so much for me I feel that all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients should have access to it.
With her girlfriend Tee Wearing she set up a GoFundMe page called Books for Bobby, which has already raised half of the target amount ($9000) within a week.
While Mrs Davis is recovering now, things didn’t go so well for her during treatment.
“I had an allergic reaction to the chemo and infections, so I was hospitalised twice during chemo.
“But I am so grateful for the health services here in Western Australia.
“Were I in the UK, where I’m from, so much surgery has been cancelled, I may not have been able to access treatment so quickly and effectively.”