By Ashley Rader
Enduring a cancer diagnosis and treatment is a stressful situation for both the patient and family members. Add to that financial concerns, and it becomes an even tougher situation.
That has led Desie Gentry, co-owner of the Beck Mountain Corn Maze, to work toward starting a foundation with the Regional Cancer Center in Johnson City to help area cancer patients with some of the expenses related to their treatments.
Gentry is a cancer patient herself. She was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer and has had chemotherapy, radiation and surgery in addition to her ongoing chemotherapy treatments.
“It was hard on us to have to have to drive over there five days a week,” she said. “The gas ate us up.”