Paid 12/22/2011
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Unsupported Single Parent

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeThank you so much for funding my request for help. It came just in time before Christmas and I am so grateful! I fell the other day on my slick and snowy porch and busted my stitches open again and had to get them restitched, causing me to lose one more days' worth of work. Without your help, I would be in serious trouble. I pride myself on being a responsible person, and I always pay my bills on time, so this month has been very stressful for me, trying to figure out exactly how I was going to pull it together this month. It is very hard to sit back and recover from surgery when you are usually a very busy, industrious, go-getter kind of person. I am going back to college in January on a grant to complete my associates degree in order to better myself so I can actually have some savings for situations like this. Thank you again for your wonderful Christmas present and I look forward to paying it forward to someone else in need very soon. Thank you

Breast Cancer Survivor Needs Mortgage Help

My Story:

I am a 42-year-old breast cancer survivor and single mother with two children still at home. Over the past four years I have been through numerous treatments (chemo, radiation) and surgeries (bilateral mastectomies and a complete hysterectomy). Both of my parents passed away (my mother died of ovarian cancer when she was 48) and I have no other familial support to count on. I am a bookkeeper and I just signed up to go back to college in the Spring to finish my associate's accounting degree.

I need help with paying December's mortgage. Last week, I had a surgery to repair a hernia. My recovery has been excruciating. I worked all throughout my chemo and radiation treatments and only took a couple days off for all of my other surgeries, so I thought this time would be like all the rest. When I checked out of the hospital, they told me I should take two weeks off-doctor excused. I just figured I could take it slow and still work, but the pain is really bad and I'm going to have to take it slower than I thought I would have. I still plan on working, but I'm not going to be able to work as many hours, which will make getting the mortgage paid on time impossible. Please help. I am a hard worker and I am far from being lazy by any means.

If my family doesn't receive help with our mortgage this month our electricity and gas heat will be shut off for non-payment (I will have to use that money to pay the mortgage) and I won't even have gas money to get to work to make the income I can. We will be squatters in our own home.

After finishing all of my treatments for breast cancer I've finally gotten to the point where I'm trying to plan for the future instead of my imminent demise. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, a light that wasn't there for so long. I plan on finishing up my degree and getting a good job with health benefits and sick leave--simple luxeries that so many others take for granted. One day, I will make enough money to be able to save and hopefully give back to others less fortunate than I.

Funding my application through Modest Needs will give me and my family an excellent start to a new year filled with promise and a bright future. As a cancer survivor I am starting my life over, fresh, and I am looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. I can't wait until the day that I can afford to 'pay it forward' and do something life-changing for someone else. Thank you for helping us if you are able.

As of 2011-12-22, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2011-12-28, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $713.71 to First National Bank Alaska on behalf of this deserving individual.