Funded 06/11/2019
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Urgent Health Care

Awaiting Funding

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeDear Modest Needs Donors, I want to let you know how much your help means to me. Summer is here and substitute teaching jobs are on hold until August. The medical bills for lyphoma cancer are piling up now and I am overwhelmed. I just got the news this morning that you would help with this donation. Believe me we will make it through the summer now, until I start work again in August. My family is back on track again and my radiation is pretty much done. We are so thankful to God and everyone who has helped us through this ordeal. At the most, surviving cancer has given me perspective on how valuable life is. The sun is shining bright here this morning, and I look forward to getting back into the classroom to help the teachers and kids learn. But now I have changed my attitude on life and thanks to people who care, such as your self, I can be happy and healthy and not worry so much about how I will survive.I can concentrate on giving back to the kids in the classroom and smile.

Please Help Retired Teacher With Rent During Cancer Treatment

My Story:

I am a retired teacher from California now working as a substitute teacher. I'm very fortunate because I live a simple but very happy life. Recently, however, I was diagnosed with lymphoma & I had 25 radiation treatments for cancer on my neck. The side-effects have been awful, and I haven't been able to sub for the past two months. That money is critical to me. It's how I supplement my income and pay my basic bills. The good news is the cancer seems to be gone, but I have 4 weeks more of healing time, and the bad news is that if I don't pay my rent, by then, I'll be homeless.

Right now I just need stress free rest to heal, but thinking about missing a rental payment and the possibility of becoming homeless while fighting this awful disease is really taking its toll on my healing. I know we will be fine when I start subbing again, but your assistance will bring me current with my rent and allow me to concentrate on getting well. Thank you so much. I will never forget your help.

As of 2019-06-11, this application has been fully funded!

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