Photo: Paige Garratt
Paige Garratt was just 22 when she was diagnosed with advanced, stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The cancer had spread to her lymph nodes and lungs.
Last month, i published a story about how a benefits assessor visited her during her chemotherapy treatment and decided she was ‘not sick enough’ for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). She had lost all of her hair and was so ill during the home visit she couldn’t raise her head off the sofa.
Here, Paige shares an open letter to the Prime Minister:
Dear Theresa May,
I cried when I opened the letter that said I wasn’t entitled to some help when I was extremely sick.
It’s hard to find the words to describe the panic and despair you feel having been diagnosed with cancer. It’s utterly, utterly, terrifying.
Can you imagine having to deal with everything cancer brings, then a stranger decides you’re…
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