Grant Recipient: Serenity
I am eternally grateful and am so glad and blessed to have donors out there helping us who have breast cancer.
Diagnosis: Stage IV breast cancer
Grant used for: Rent payment and groceries
A Single Mom Struggling to Pay Her Bills
Serenity received the shock of her life at age 35 when she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. That was eight years ago. Today, Serenity’s breast cancer has progressed to stage IV, and the single mom has spent years in treatment fighting her cancer and struggling to keep up with her bills. It hasn’t been easy with two mouths to feed!
Forced Into Bankruptcy
Due to the severe nature of her diagnosis, Serenity will continue to require ongoing treatment. She has been too weak to work, forcing her to depend on disability payments. Unfortunately, the high cost of her medical bills quickly exceeded the small amount of her disability income. As much as she tried to keep up on her bills, Serenity was forced to file for bankruptcy, a process that she described as “humiliating but necessary.”
Trying to Be a Good Mom
Despite her diagnosis and all the health challenges she faces, Serenity is still dedicated to being a good mom to her nine-year-old son. Like most kids his age, he eats a ton, and Serenity struggles to keep enough food in the house for him. She is hopeful that she will be able to find a job in the future, but until then, the struggle to pay the bills continues.
More Than Worthy
Serenity’s story touched our hearts, and we were pleased to offer her a grant to help relieve some of her stress and worries. Thanks to our donors, we were able to help Serenity cover her rent for several months and to buy enough groceries to even satisfy the appetite of her son! Serenity wrote to us, “I am eternally grateful and am so glad and blessed to have donors out there helping us who have breast cancer.”