Shortly after she and her husband, Andy, moved to Oldfield five years ago, Laura Beall was diagnosed with breast cancer. Devastating as that was, the couple quickly discovered they had landed in a community that was second to none — with a community hospital to match. In fact, Beall needed only to “turn right” out of the Oldfield entrance to reach Beaufort Memorial and leading treatments that helped her become cancer-free.
“I found help and hope at the Beaufort Memorial Keyserling Cancer Center,” she recalls. “My physician and care team’s dedication to excellence was evident, and I experienced genuine respect, compassion and kindness every step of the way. Healing and hope are the driving goals of everyone there.”
Another tremendous asset in her treatment was less clinical. Beall’s friends in the Oldfield community quickly mobilized to arrange her transportation to and from the cancer center for every day of her seven weeks of radiation therapy. The same friends, all members of the Oldfield Women’s Golf Association, later organized their first-ever golf tournament in support of Beaufort Memorial breast cancer services in the fall of 2015.
Beall was touched seeing so many work hard to make the event a success and knew the funds would help a very worthy cause. “It was a dream come true,” she says. “These amazing women are committed to supporting cancer care, and we all know what a tremendous asset we have in Beaufort Memorial Hospital.”
Now cancer-free and as active as ever, Beall sees a bright future not only for herself, but also for Beaufort Memorial and the community it serves. As she is fond of saying to her Oldfield friends in search of the very best in health care, all you have to do is “Just turn right!”
Learn more about Beaufort Memorial’s cancer services and the services available at the Keyserling Cancer Center. For an annual mammogram with same-day results, contact the Women’s Imaging Center at (843) 522-5015.