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Jerri Scott, a former schoolbus driver, volunteers with the American Cancer Society by driving cancer patients to and from their doctor

Jerri Scott, a former schoolbus driver, volunteers with the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program by driving cancer patients to and from their doctor's appointments on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Scott has been driving the patients since 2008, when she saw an ad in the newspaper asking for volunteers. (Photo by Erin Parker / 225)

In October, writer/editor Jeff Roedel and I spent a morning with an incredible woman who spends a chunk of her time every week driving cancer patients to and from their radiation and chemotherapy treatments. We met at her Baton Rouge home, rode with her to pick up a cancer patient and then drop the patient off at the hospital for her treatment.

Jerri Scott has been driving cancer patients since 2008 and continued to do so, even when she had a cancer scare of her own.

She said, “That’s when you want to do it… when you know the struggles they have.”

 

To read Jeff’s article on Jerri Scott, click here.

To learn more about the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program and what you can do to help, click here.

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