A little extra help from the donor-supported patient assistance fund helps to cover the most basic of needs and make all the difference for scores of patients fighting cancer.
With the higher-than-average cost of utilities last winter, many patients were struggling just to stay warm and to keep their lights on until alternate funding was made available to their families. When his water tank ruptured, one patient had no water in his home until the patient emergency fund provided repairs. Now he doesn’t have to fill water jugs and haul them home after his chemo appointments, and he is very grateful for that.
Transportation can be a very big obstacle for those with multiple appointments or who are alone and too ill to drive; sometimes several times in a week! Help with buying fuel or arranging for Dial-a-Ride or a cab can make a world of difference in getting to vital treatment appointments, taking one more burden of worry off the patient.
Access to medications can be daunting for those on a fixed income, and help with buying comfort medications such as anti-emetics, appetite-stimulating supplements, and laxatives make a significant difference in the comfort level for patients who need them.
Your kindness in supporting cancer care programs is deeply felt. Thank you for your compassion and generosity.