Paid 01/10/2022
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Temporary Loss of Income

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeTo those who helped me out in such a short amount of time THANK YOU soooo much! The electric company called just an hour ago needing payment and I was almost in tears not knowing what to do. I just so happened to check my email and saw that my request through Modest Needs has been funded. The relief you all have brought me is unbelievable. I am so blessed to have found help through all you angels. Know that when I can, I will pay it forward. My daughter and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts!! Have a blessed 2022.

After Being Diagnosed with Cancer I Need Help Keeping Our Heat on Please!

My Story:

I'm a divorced mother, and I have an amazing daughter. She's almost 4 years old, and I'm so proud and honored to be her mother. She's just started preschool and is already excelling. We spend a lot of time together, and we enjoy doing crafts together, building with blocks and using our imaginations. My daughter is the biggest part of my life, and I work really hard to make sure she's always well taken care of.

I'm a full-time financial counselor at one of our local hospitals, and I really love my job. However, my daughter and I do live paycheck to paycheck. It's been difficult for me to find financial stability after my divorce, but I'm doing my best to try to build an emergency savings. Now, I'm facing a huge roadblock, and I've found myself in need of assistance because of it.

In October of last year, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and began treatment for it immediately. So far, the treatments have gone well, and my prognosis is good, but I'm really struggling to cope with the financial fallout of my diagnosis. I have used up all of my sick leave at work while taking care of my daughter when she got COVID. After having a double mastectomy, I've been out of work recovering for a few weeks, but I've gone without any pay during that time. I'm struggling to keep up with our bills as a result, so I'm humbly asking for assistance with our electric bill, our internet bill, and our renter's insurance.

I'm worried that if I fall much further behind on any of these bills, we'll lose our service or coverage. Going without electricity in the winter would be too dangerous for us, and my daughter would have to go stay with her father full-time. I'm worried that he'll try to take me to court for full-custody of her if my financial situation doesn't improve. That would be devastating for me, and I'm worried about the toll a custody battle would take on my health as I recover from cancer. With that being said, I would be deeply grateful for this assistance and would like to thank all of the kind and generous people who assist me in advance.

As of 2022-01-10, 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 2022-01-12, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $499.81 to Cedar Falls Utilities//Mediacom//Millenial Speciality Insurance on behalf of this deserving individual.