Cleaning company helps cancer patients

Posted at 4:46 AM, Aug 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-14 09:56:31-04

It's what Commercial Custodial Services does best: clean.

The crew paid a visit to Sarah Slavinsky's home in Chandler. Slavinsky is fighting breast cancer.

"It's still kind of surreal to think, 'I'm going through this right now, what is this all about?'" she said.  

She got a cancer diagnosis weeks ago -- news that life for the family would be different.

She's a stay-at-home mother and is active with her four kids. She's already had two rounds of chemotherapy.

"I have one really bad week where I'm in bed the whole week and even the two good weeks before my next chemo round I just have no energy, no stamina." 

So, cleaning the house is really a chore, and if she does have energy, she wants to spend it with her family.

Commercial Custodial Services started the "cleaning for cancer service" after they saw a customer's wife go through treatment; then, it really hit home when one of their own staff members got the diagnosis.

"You're fighting for your life," said Ed Brown, with the company. "If we could do one little thing to help get you through that battle, that makes a whole difference in a person's life." 

Slavinsky still has four more rounds of chemo, radiation, and surgery, so even the smallest gesture makes a big difference.

Commercial Custodial Services is taking nominations to clean houses for other cancer patients. For more information or to submit a patient for consideration, visit their website.