We are proud to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day with the many brave survivors of this terrible disease, as well as the numerous organizations and individuals who continue to build awareness, education, and treatment opportunities. As we celebrate today, please remember and encourage those who are continuing to fight a battle with cancer, and those who have lost loved ones.
This day is very personal for one of our team members who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia less than a year ago. We are so inspired by our team member Diana’s story and would love to share it with you today.
We are so fortunate to have Diana be a part of our team at ProviderTrust. She brings so much joy, structure, compassion, and a calm nature to such a fast-growing company. We are thankful not only for her contributions to our team, but also her unbelievable character and mindfulness of others around her. She is so selfless and during her fight with cancer, our team was able to witness her resiliency, courage, and patience in such a scary and difficult moment. Here is her National Cancer Survivors Day story.
Tell us about yourself and what you do for ProviderTrust.
I am the accountant on the Finance team. I take care of billing, accounts receivable, revenue analysis, and payroll.
How long have you worked at ProviderTrust?
I have worked at ProviderTrust for 2.5 years.
What is your favorite memory of ProviderTrust?
My favorite memory at PT was our open house after moving to our new office space. It was so fun to be able to show off the new space to friends and family after all the work that went into it.
What is something that you are proud of during your time at ProviderTrust?
Looking back at my time at PT, I’d say the biggest thing I am proud of was bringing our financial operations and payroll in-house. This was not something I had ever done before and was really cool to be able to learn and be part of that whole process.
What is your favorite value at ProviderTrust and why?
Be the hustle you desire. When I was diagnosed, there was not a whole lot in my control. I focused on one of the things I could control and that was my mindset. My mind was set on beating cancer from the start but not just with medicine.
I knew I had to hustle in whatever ways I could to get the outcome I wanted. I hustled every day to not allow myself to stay in bed and let my body weaken from the poison that was being pumped into my body. Some days were definitely tougher than others, but in my head, I heard “those that stay in bed get sicker”, which was said to me by one of my doctors and helped push me on those days.
Looking back on the last year, what is something significant that has happened to you?
I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on July 31, 2019.
From your experience at ProviderTrust, what are some ways other companies can best support their own team members battling cancer?
Provide emotional support and remove any worry about their job so they can focus on the fight they are about to go embark on. Emotional support is the best thing you can provide to someone battling cancer and from day one, I got that and some from the entire ProviderTrust team.
The words of encouragement and positive energy from everyone meant so much to me. Those words helped me pick myself up on the days I wanted to just crawl into a ball and cry. ProviderTrust showed me love, compassion, and grace through a very difficult time in my life and made sure I knew my health came first and my job would still be there when this was over.
What or who were some inspirations during your battle with cancer?
My family. Letting them down was never an option. I know my diagnosis affected them just as much as it did me and I needed to push through for myself but them also.