Dad's struggle inspired online store for cancer patients
A FAMILY is offering unique support to cancer patients in the wake of a loved one's death.
Widow Sandra Thompson, of Grimsby, is channelling her emotions into a new online business after her husband David died in August.
David, 72, who suffered from lung cancer, eventually lost his battle to the disease after fighting it for three years.
Sandra recalls how her husband's chemotherapy treatment left him with uncomfortable side effects, such as rashes and irritable skin.
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This continued until the couple's son Paul found various creams online from a French pharmaceutical company.
Sandra, 71, said: "These creams helped relieve the symptoms David suffered as a result of his treatment.
"They were not easy to find though and it took Paul a lot of searching around.
"It would have been so much easier if there had been a one-stop-shop that sold various products to help cancer patients like David."
With this in mind, Paul, 48, realised there was a gap in the market for this kind of business.
He began planning and gathering research from around the world to create the ideal store.
And now, with his dad's memory close to his heart, Paul is proud to announce that Eaze-u-uk, his online cancer care products shop, is open for business.
He said: "It is bad enough that people have to suffer with cancer in the first place, let alone endure even more pain through side effects of treatment.
"My dad really appreciated the creams that helped to ease his sore skin and others can benefit from them, too, as I have them in stock and available to purchase."
The website caters for those suffering from lung, prostate and breast cancers, as well as women who have undergone a mastectomy and more.
Paul has tried to provide products for everyone to use.
He said: "I sell a range of skincare, cosmetic and personal hygiene items.
"For women who have had breast cancer, I have a wide clothing range for them to browse.
"I also sell wigs, head scarves and various accessories, all at competitive prices.
"Cancer does not just attack people physically, it can leave lasting mental scars as well.
"Our aim as a family is to bring back patients' confidence, by allowing them not only to feel good on the outside, but on the inside as well."
Paul is looking forward to what the future holds for Eaze-u-uk as he has big plans in mind.
"I would like to take the business internationally and I think with the internet this can easily be achieved," he said.
"However, I would eventually like to open my own boutique in Grimsby.
"I want to create a place that cancer patients can visit and feel comfortable shopping for items that will make them feel better.
"As a way of saying thanks to all those who helped my dad though hard times, a portion of all sales will be donated to support cancer research."
Sandra believes her late husband would be very proud of his son's achievement.
She said: "Paul had this idea while David was still alive, and he was 100 per cent behind it.
"It is just a shame he died before he could see it all start.
"This is David's legacy. Not a day goes by without us thinking about him."
For more information or to view products available through the company, visit www.eaze-u.co.uk
Alternatively call 07516288251.