Nashville Cleaning Service Helps Cancer Patients 1 Room At A Time

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jul 06, 2017

When you're battling a life-threatening disease, cleaning your house can be the last thing on your mind. Now, a national non-profit, along with a local cleaning service, has been helping cancer patients by taking on their household chores.

"Dusting, vacuuming, mopping. All those things take so much energy," said Andrea Bessone, the Operations Manager for Two Maids & a Mop in Nashville.

Bessone lost both her parents to cancer and said she knows how hard it can be to keep a clean house while undergoing chemo and other treatments.

"When you're battling cancer, you don't have that energy," she said. 

So Two Maids & a Mop has teamed up with Cleaning for a Reason, a national non-profit that helps patients like Franklin's Sharon Chase.

"They've been fantastic. They've called to check on me. They've sent out wonderful girls," said Chase. 

Chase has been battling cancer since 2006.

"You know I can work for about 15 minutes and then I have to sit down," she said. 

She first learned about the service at Franklin's Williamson Medical Center.

Now, she has looked forward to the visits and said it's so much more than help around the house.

"They're friendly. We talk. Even when I'm too sick, they know what to do," she said.