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Expensive Wig for Cancer: Help Family Keep Home

My Story:

She was diagnosed with breast cancer and lost her company health insurance, which required her to carry private insurance at $650 per month. This created a hardship for her family since her husband was out of work for 2 1/2 years and just got a job 2 weeks ago. He is still without health insurance. She has not been able to return to work and it has been slow getting her disability money. Her copays are $50 every time she goes to the doctor, physical therapist or oncologist/infusion. These copays alone keep them on a very tight budget.

This individual, due to the chemo treatments, lost all of her hair. She desired a wig for going out in public, but the insurance certainly didn't cover that expense. Still, she felt a wig would make her treatment easier and give her dignity, so she purchased one for herself in her time of struggling. This, plus all of copays and job loss, put this family behind on their mortgage.

This is why she is asking for one-time assistance under our Self-Sufficiency Grant for help with her mortgage, which would allow her to continue to fight her bout with cancer and give their family time to catch up now that her husband has gainful employment.

If this seems like a sound investment in a family hit by a number of tragedies beyond their control, then please consider making a contribution to Modest Needs and using you points to vote that we fund this request. Once this application has 100% of the points it needs, we'll immediately remit payment to their bank for the full amount owed. And you'll get a thank you note, written in her own words, expressing just how far your 'small change' went to changing her life for the better.

Thank you for considering this application and fpr your ongoing support of Modest Needs.

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