My gratitude for The Catherine Fund is difficult to put into words. At a time when I was feeling pretty hopeless, and desperate for any help, they came through for me so abundantly! While struggling following back surgery in August of 2012, I found a lump in my right breast in the spring of 2013. After many mammograms, ultrasound, and a painful biopsy, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August of 2013. Already dealing with huge financial strains, I felt completely overwhelmed.
Dealing with breast cancer is definitely a challenge...but there are many, many resources out there and I feel so lucky to have found The Catherine Fund. They acknowledged my application for assistance quickly and stayed in touch with me throughout their decision process. I was hoping, but not expecting or counting on anything. I checked my email one rainy Tuesday recently and oh my gosh! ... an email from The Catherine Fund saying they would shortly be sending me a check for an amount beyond my hopes! Their grant has taken such a huge weight off my shoulders for the next few months! I don't have to wake up every day and immediately worry about how I will meet my expenses each day, next week, or even next month; especially since I started radiation treatment last week. I can now focus completely on my health and healing for the next few months.
Thank you seems such a small thing to say. But thank you, all of you, at The Catherine Fund for making this time in my life so much easier to bear.
With love and gratitude,