TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED IN 2014 $22,133.88
GRANTS AWARDED IN SEPTEMBER 2014 $13,888.80
GRANTED $250 FOR NUTRITION/FOOD ASSISTANCE
She is a 48 year old mother of three. She was originally diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1999 and three months later it was discovered she had Cervical Cancer. In August 2013, she was diagnosed with Metaplastic Carcinoma in her right breast. She was proactive and had a bilateral mastectomy. She has completed four rounds of chemo and is staying positive by eating well, exercising and doing yoga.
GRANTED $450 FOR RENT
Cara is a 47 year old mother of two. After going through a divorce and going from job to job, Cara took time off from her job in 2013 to take an accelerated STNA course. The week before her state test, she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She passed her test with an “A” but has not been able to work due to her mastectomy and chemo. She is struggling financially and has asked for rent.
GRANTED $ 777.24 FOR UTILITIES & CAR LOAN
GRANTED $2,021.54 FOR MORTGAGE
Sarah is a 33 year old mother of two children. Her youngest child was born with Severe Fetal Hydrocephalus and had Brain surgery five days after her birth. While breastfeeding her daughter, she found a lump in her left breast. After a needle aspiration biopsy and Ultrasound, her surgeon determined it was likely benign but continued to follow her over the next year and a half. At a routine follow up, a second lump was found and was watched for nine months. That lump grew and after another needle aspiration biopsy, it was found Sarah had Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. She had Stage II Breast Cancer and underwent a modified radical mastectomy with a full axillary dissection and is currently receiving chemo. Sarah is a part time Physician Assistance and her husband is full time Firefighter. She has been unable to work since April and with her and her daughter’s medical needs, they are struggling financially. They never thought they would be facing these hardships.
GRANTED $1,328.50 FOR RENT
GRANTED $700 FOR RENT
Jeanette is 52 years old. In November 2013 she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer after a mammogram. She has had a mastectomy and 10 lymph nodes removed. She is currently receiving chemo and will start radiation at the end of the year. As a result, she is limited with the use of her right arm. Jeanette feels helpless at times because she has always taken care of herself. Her mother always says “don’t be afraid to ask for help as long as you know you have or can help others”. Jeanette stated her mother he has no idea how right she is.
GRANTED $1,163.43 FOR MORTGAGE
Marcy is 40 years old. In January 2014, she got the “doctor wants you to come in today” call at work. She received the diagnoses of Invasive Carcinoma with positive margins nine months after her mother got the same call. Marcy had the sentinel node surgery to determine the progression of the cancer as well as genetic testing. Marcy had stage 1 triple negative Breast Cancer with clear lymph nodes and negative BRACA results. She opted for a bilateral mastectomy with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction followed by chemo. She had just started a new job the week before her diagnoses and feels extremely guilty for the time missed and her coworkers having to pick up the slack. Minutes before her surgery, Marcy received call from her father that her basement had flooded. Her family has been there for her and is supporting her emotionally. Marcy knows she will complete this journey eventually, but she is in need of financial aide.
GRANTED $250 for GAS/TRANSPORTATION
Ann is 62 years old. She was diagnosed with Stage IIIA Breast Cancer in June 2014. She is currently receiving chemo and is likely to have surgery in December 2014. She is unable to work at her high-paced, high-energy job but found out she is able to take early retirement. She is hoping to celebrate the winning of the Gathering Place’s Dragon Boat on the Cuyahoga River in September 2015!
GRANTED $250 FOR GAS/TRANSPORTATION
Joan is a 48 year old mother. After her divorce, she moved back home and finished her radiology degree. She worked as a radiology technician for 1½ years but was let go due to financial circumstances of her employer. Joan started working as a substitute school bus driver and things were looking promising for a contract for the next school year when she was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer (Invasive Ductal Carcinoma). Joan is fortunate to have the support of her mother but is in need of assistance with gas for her and her mother’s doctor appointments.
GRANTED $471.80 FOR CAR LOAN
Tanya is 42 years old. She was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer in January 2012. She lost her job after taking time off for three surgeries, chemo and radiation. She goes to the Cancer Center monthly for maintenance treatments. Her bones ache a lot but she tries not to focus on it. She is receiving SSI but worries about her finances. She is gracious for any help.
GRANTED $250 FOR CLOTHING
Carol is 50 years old. She is disabled and her sister is her legal guardian. In December 2013 she found out she had Stage III Breast Cancer. She had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. She received chemo. Her dog is a great comfort to her and she loves Barbies and Star Trek.
GRANTED $290.16 FOR MORTGAGE
GRANTED $91.65 FOR UTILITIES
GRANTED $812.16 FOR MEDICAL BILLS
Linda is 67 years old. In 2003 she woke one morning and found a lump on her right breast. She had a mastectomy, radiation, and a “new chemo” that worked very well. The radiation weakened her legs so she was not able to work. In 2007 she had a mammogram which showed a mass in her left breast. She underwent another mastectomy, chemo, and radiation. Her side was hurting and she was having a hard time getting out of bed so a bone test was completed. She was diagnosed with bone cancer. She completed another round of radiation and the pain went away. In 2011 a tumor was found close to her spine. She underwent another round of radiation which shrunk the tumor. Linda has acquired a lot of medical bills since she has been in and out of the hospital.
GRANTED $1,373.99 FOR MORTGAGE
Deborah is 63 years old. She was diagnosed with Stage I Breast Cancer in January 2014. She underwent a bilateral mastectomy and lymphnode dissection and had complications along the way. She has been unable to work as a traveling histologist because of the traveling involved and toxic chemicals/gases she works with. She recently obtained SSI but is hoping to get Social Security Disability. Deborah’s husband is retired and also has health issues. It is difficult to meet their monthly expenses with their limited income. Deborah is grateful for any assistance.
GRANTED $300 FOR RENT
Capacine is a 44 mother of one. She was diagnosed with Stage III Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. She has undergone surgery and chemo and is starting radiation. She thought she was too young to get breast cancer. She unemployed and is figuring out how to cope with not being able to provide for her daughter. Capacine stated “God is good and she is blessed to be able to wake up every day”.
GRANTED $500 FOR UTILITIES
GRANTED $500 FOR UTILITIES
GRANTED $1,432.92 FOR MORTGAGE
Bonnie is 51 years old. She found a lump on her right breast in June 2013. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and had a mastectomy. She had chemo and radiation. She may have reconstruction surgery in December 2014 if her skin has healed. In January 2014 her unemployment ended and Bonnie began working part time. She is behind in bills which has caused tremendous stress.
GRANTED $675.51 FOR MORTGAGE
Rita is a 46 year old single mother of one. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in January 2014. Her son was on her mind as she thought about how she was going to make. She knew she had to beat the cancer. She was worried because 60% of her income would not pay her bills. She worked as many days as she could. There were days she was so sick but knew she had to work. This has emotionally and mentally strained Rita.
MARCH 2014 GRANTS AWARDED: $8,245.08
GRANTED $950 FOR RENT
Chneyce is a 44-year-old single mother of a 15-year-old daughter. Chneyce was diagnosed with Breast Cancer on August 14, 2013. The diagnosis came as quite a shock since she had a normal mammogram screening in November 2012. She has a Master’s Degree of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences but is currently unemployed and uninsured. Her financial situation has caused a great amount of stress, however, she continues to be a positive role model for her daughter.
GRANTED $626 FOR RENT
Vanessa is 57-year-old widow. She was diagnosed with Stage II Solid Tumor Breast
Cancer in August of 2013. She relocated to Cleveland to seek a second opinion at the
Cleveland Clinic and had surgery in September 2013. Vanessa has a Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling but is currently unemployed due to her relocation. She has support from her church, family, and friends.
GRANTED $ 987.26 FOR UTILITIES & MEDICAL BILLS
She is a 56-year-old woman. She was diagnosed with Invasive Carcinoma Breast Cancer in November 2013. She is currently employed for a small company who does not offer FMLA or short-term disability. She has been worried about her finances because of an upcoming surgery and is grateful for any assistance.
GRANTED $1022.16 FOR UTILITIES & MORTGAGE
She is a 54-year-old mother of three children. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in March of 2012. She is in active treatment for her diagnosis. She was employed until December 2013 but is now on long-term disability because her cancer has spread.
GRANTED $903.95 FOR MORTGAGE
Alaija is a 35-year-old mother of two children. She was diagnosed with Stage I Breast Cancer in January 2013. She was laid off from work in June 2013 at which time her husband left. Her husband left her with no support and has not spoken to her since. She is unsure if he left due to her diagnosis. She is grateful for any support she can receive.
GRANTED $729.32 FOR CAR & RENT
She is 66 years old. She came to the United Stated in June 2009 and lived with her daughter for two years. She was diagnosed with Stage II Breast Cancer in October 2013. The diagnosis frightened her and she did not know how or when to tell her family. She is currently on FLMA and her family relied solely on her income. She
appreciates any financial assistance.
GRANTED $865.44 FOR RENT & UTILITIES
Margaret is 55 years old. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in November 2013. She started a new job in January 2014. She is ineligible for benefits and insurance because she has not been employed for 90 days. She is struggling financially and has asked for rent and utility assistance.
GRANTED $1870.95 FOR UTILITIES
GRANTED $291 FOR CREDIT CARD