Battling cancer twice herself, Pratika Lal is the founder and mind behind an organisation that helps change the lives of women fighting this disease.

Pratika Lal founded Treasure Chest, a not for profit organisation that raises funds for The Royal Women’s and Royal Melbourne Hospitals to help reduce lengthy wait lists for surgery and provide services to patients undergoing treatment.

Cancer certainly changed Pratika, though she won’t let it define her. That is the view of this inspiring woman who dedicated her time and efforts to establish an organisation dedicated to tackling some of the traumatic elements facing women diagnosed with this serious disease.

With a smile on her face, Pratika sat down with CEO of Prestige Inhome Care Nick McDonald to talk through some of the important issue facing the community of individuals impacted by Cancer, and how Treasure Chest plays a role in caring for patients by raising vital funds to help with some of the more practical elements that assist.

“Treasure Chest is one of those things I want to leave behind with a sense of achievement, and that we as a bunch of amazing women have started something to improve the lives of many women coming behind us.”

“You realise suddenly that you are in fact breakable and I have never known fear like I have the first time I was diagnosed with cancer, then when I really thought I had nailed the disease it clipped my wings again but I am learning to fly again.

With her beautiful dog by her side, it was inspiring to learn how Pratika transformed an idea into practical assistance to those living with Cancer, and how the simple act of caring brings light and hope to those when they need it the most.

To learn more about Treasure Chest, visit: https://www.treasurechestcharity.org.au/

Watch the full video of Treasure Chest Founder Pratika Lal.