“I feel like I’m part of the Linda Creed family.”
"Short-term assistance to help...women going through treatment."
"Linda Creed was my niece."
“I was not alone.”
"I'm happy to help someone."
"I jumped at the chance to help other women."
“I want to be able to pay it forward.”
When I was diagnosed, I was supporting a family of six was not able to work full-time. Two weeks after I started treatment, I was in an accident and my car was totaled. I was at the bottom of the heap. I went to my social worker to get financial help and learned about Linda Creed Breast Cancer’s Patient Assistance program.
My social worker helped me fill out the application I was so surprised – I didn’t know an individual could be blessed like this. My grandkids were surprised – they said, “You mean there are people who don’t even know us who gave us money?” The Linda Creed grant paid my rent for a month and took that worry off my mind.
Linda Creed came through at the right time and gave me hope.
My reaction? I want to be able to pay it forward: work with the foundation, work with Donna Duncan. I tell others how Linda Creed Breast Cancer helped me out. I tell people, there are generous benefactors out there.
To those who have breast cancer: Don’t hide, seek things out.