Paid 09/07/2021
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI want to thank Modest Needs for the financial assistance grant. Thanks to all for your kindness and support as I can focus more on a positive recovery from breast cancer, and this will be a great help with out of pocket medical expenses and treatments so that I may be able to be well enough to return to work and continue to supplement my social security income. May all be blessed and thank you so much. Bertha

I'm Battling Breast Cancer, & Need Help Affording the Medical Bills Please!

My Story:

I'm a retired nurse, and I was working full-time until 2010. I've continued to work on and off in order to supplement my retirement income because it just wasn't enough to continue to live on. I'm completely on my own in terms of support after I became a widow when my husband died. My part-time income and retirement income are the only incomes that I have, and I live paycheck to paycheck.

Not too long ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and am undergoing treatment at this time. I haven't been able to work as a result, and the unexpected medical costs are weighing on me too. I'm doing my best to keep up with all of my bills like rent, my car payment, and my utilities, and I've been successful thus far; however, the medical bills are going unpaid as a result. I'm worried that they will eventually cause my financial situation to collapse completely.

On top of the financial burden these medical bills are putting on me, I'm worried that I could be denied care due to not paying them. For the sake of my health and stability, I'm asking humbly for assistance with paying these medical bills. My goal right now is to focus on overcoming this cancer so that I can get back to doing what I've always done, caring for my patients and the people who need me most. With these bills taken care of, I'll be able to keep my home, my car, and my livelihood. For that reason, I would be exceptionally grateful for your generous and compassionate assistance in my time of need.

As of 2021-09-07, 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 2021-09-15, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,046.39 to Cleveland Clinic on behalf of this deserving individual.