Paid 11/22/2018
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Utilities
Urgent Health Care

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I cannot begin to thank you for helping my son and I during this difficult time. Your kindness has lifted a major financial burden off of my shoulders while I am navigating through breast cancer treatment. My son and I can't thank you enough.. ~Linda

Help Single Mother Going Through Cancer Treatment Stay Warm This Winter

My Story:

I am a 44 year old single mother. I have an 11 year old son who lives with me full time. My son has been classified with ADHD and ODD in which he takes daily medications for. I myself was diagnosed with advanced stage locally metastasized breast cancer in 2009, and I was also diagnosed with papillary thyroid carcinoma (thyroid cancer). I went through chemo, radiation and now on medications and started new hormonal therapy a few months ago. I do work full time but am paid hourly, so when there isn't any work I do not get paid which sets me back. We have 2 small dogs at home which helps us to get out to parks and play. It is my own therapy.

I recently had some testing done related to my breast cancer and I am now seeing more doctors and taking more medications which has increased my monthly bills. Each doctor visit is a $50 co pay and a recent MRI was a $700 deductible! I have a vehicle which I must pay a payment and car insurance so I can get to work and go to my doctor appointments. My home is heated with oil, and I try to pay as much as I can each winter. The cost is approximately $3200, I have paid off most of it but now with my financial situation I cannot afford to pay the rest and with the winter coming upon us I am afraid that my son and I will not have any heat. We need your help with the balance of my oil bill.

The funding would help us greatly as we will be able to get oil for heat and stay warm this winter. I can also focus on trying to pay my mortgage so I do not go into foreclosure. The help would be a TREMENDOUS financial burden relief. I have always donated and given to charities in the past, unfortunately due to medical events it is now me asking for help. I appreciate your consideration!

As of 2018-11-22, 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 2018-12-14, Modest Needs sent payment via Credit / Debit Card in the amount of $1,383.64 to Dover Oil Co. Inc on behalf of this deserving individual.