Doreen decided to lend Andrew and his wife, Andrea, her cottage so they could escape the sterile hospital walls and spend some quiet time alone together in a beautiful and peaceful environment. Andrew and Andrea spent that weekend connecting as a couple while soaking up the great outdoors.

The weekend worked out so well. Doreen thought to herself, how could we do this? How could something like this work for others? How could it help, really help, even more patients and families escape their thoughts of cancer? Doreen started thinking out loud and out of the box.

It was at this moment; Doreen found her purpose for surviving cancer. VOBOC.