Nelly Shin Interview

Nelly Shin recently did a video interview Larry Coleman. With her permission, Nelly Shin’s posting on Facebook reads…

“Larry became aware of the difficulties cancer patients face getting to their appointments while caring for his mother, who was diagnosed with cancer, eight months before passing away in 2009. With a profound understanding of cancer patients’ needs, he has been volunteering for VCDS since its founding six years ago and has helped over 1000 patients safely get to their appointments.

Mr. Coleman took me on a tour of his route to cancer treatment centres in Surrey including BC Cancer Agency at Surrey Memorial Hospital and the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care And Surgical Centre. He told me there’s a growing need for more volunteer drivers to take patients to their appointments in the Lower Mainland. Patients don’t pay for rides. Volunteer drivers are compensated 55 cents/km for gas. I put this video together trusting you’ll be inspired as Larry shares a bit about VCDS and some heartwarming interactions he’s had with patients and their loved ones. You can tell he finds great joy and purpose in helping others and says, It’s the right thing to do.