Paid 11/14/2008
Independent Living Grant
Misc. Expense
Accessibility Equipment

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I am so grateful for the incredible kindness of 'Modest Needs' and all the caring people who donate money to those in need. I am 70 & live alone with no help, I have suffered from Leukemia for almost 4 years. I have been receiving chemotherapy at various stages since the beginning of 2005. I am currently in the middle of a 6 month round with a new doctor & different drugs. I have become frail & can no longer hang out laundry (my clothes dryer is very old & has not worked for quite some time). Also my dishwasher, which is 25 years old has not worked in a long long while and I become exhausted standing at the sink doing dishes. Since I must live on only a small amount of Social Security I had no way of replacing the old appliances. Now the wonderful donors at Modest Needs have come to my aid. You cannot know what a relief it is to know i will be able to take care of myself without the exhaustion I have endured. My gratitude to you is more than I can express. Thank you dear kind & caring people. Fondly, Jocelyn Ellis

Elderly Cancer Sufferer - Help

My Story:

I am a 70 year old woman and suffer from Leukemia. I was diagnosed in 2005 and have been through chemotherapy in 2005 and 2007. The Leukemia came back each time. I now have a different doctor who is using a different group of drugs. I am currently in the third month of my latest six month treatment and am always exhausted from the chemotherapy and from the anemia which the treatment causes.

I have to do a lot of cooking, mostly home made soups, brown rice, variety of vegetables, stir fries with tofu I do not eat prepared or processed foods due to my illness and to my extreme poverty. Consequently I have a lot of dishes to wash & no dishwasher which broke down after 25 years. It is difficult for me to stand at the sink washing many dishes after each meal.

My clothes dryer is also 25 years old and is broken. My old washer still works fortunately. During the summer, I was hanging the washing outside to dry. Since I live alone with no one to help, I am not able to do that any more.

I have gotten a quote for both appliances from a local company for the least expensive dishwasher & clothes dryer that they have, and they deducted $100 from each as they are showroom models with dings or scratches. They are both energy saving brands.The price includes delivery & installation.

Thank you and God bless you for any help you are able give me.

As of 2008-11-14, 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 2008-11-14, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $877.48 to Idler's Appliances on behalf of this deserving individual.