Paid 12/24/2011
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Vehicle
Urgent Health Care

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeHow do you properly thank so many wonderful people who have done such a nice thing for you, I honestly don't think words are enough. But as words are all I have right now I would like to try to express the extreme gratitude that I feel and thank all of you angels who have helped me through this very trying time. It has been such a hard road going through this injury and the healing process has been so painful and overwhelming that at times I have felt like I was not going to make it through. Being an independent self-reliant woman, it has been difficult for me to ask and allow people to help me. I have had to reach deep down and let God find strength in me I did not know existed to do this. I never expected strangers to be so kind, and to get help from you has given me the strength to heal and get better. You all have inspired me so much and given me faith in a world that can at times seem like everyone is only out for themselves. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all so very much and thanks to Modest Needs for creating such a wonderful outlet to help people in their time of need. I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and hope your holidays are bright and full of love. Sincerely, Chef

Chef: Surgery Emptied Savings, Livelihood at Stake

My Story:

I am a 43-year-old, single professional chef. I recently broke my leg and had to have surgery. I am uninsured, so I had to pay for the surgery upfront out of pocket. The surgery drained my savings and all my money for rent and bills.

I need Modest Needs' help making my car payment this month. I did not expect to have to pay for all my medical expenses up front and did not have enough savings to cover it all. I barely made rent this month. Now there is nothing left over for my other bills.

I am trying to keep a positive attitude but it is really hard when you are worried about bills, especially when you are trying to recover from a serious injury. I am already having problems getting around due to the surgery. If I lose my car I'll have no way to get to and from doctor appointments, my job or even the store for groceries. My livelihood is at stake.

I am currently working hard to make ends meet without help. I run a catering company but have been temporarily sidelined by this injury. While I heal, I have been taking on freelance web design clients in order to supplement my income. I also sold my TV and Blue Ray player to make last months rent. If I can hold on just a bit longer, I will be back to work full-time and am sure everything will be ok.

If I could get help now, I will have what I need to make it through recovering from my surgery and to not fall into a hole that I will not be able to crawl out of. It would mean the world to me to not have my life ripped from under me. I have been through a lot lately and when you are all alone it feels like there is no one who cares. I realize that there are others with worse problems than mine and I am generally a strong person, which is why it kills me to have to ask for help. I am asking anyway, only because I truly need it. Thank you in advance to anyone who can help.

As of 2011-12-24, 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 $475.65 to Greg Chapman Motor Sales LP on behalf of this deserving individual.