. . . of life-changing support
Angel Foundation celebrated a milestone at Target Field in 2012 -- announcing that the organization has granted $3 million in emergency financial assistance to local adults living with cancer and their families. By the end of 2013, the number climbed to nearly $4 million. While the numbers are significant, they don’t begin to measure the impact that this funding has made on the lives of families facing an adult cancer diagnosis. The stories of gratitude and hope from families we serve reveal just how priceless and life-changing this support has been when cancer strikes.
Leonard, a 71-year-old father living with colon cancer since 2008, recently left his hospice facility to spend his final days in home hospice. The family was experiencing significant financial stress, as they were making themselves available to care for him. His son moved in with him and was pursuing guardianship for his younger son who is 12 years old. Angel Foundation provided a financial assistance grant of $600 in order to allow Leonard to die at home as he wished.
Maggie, 47, has been diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. A single mom of two teenage boys, Maggie holds down two jobs to make ends meet. However, in one job, she is self-employed and pay fluctuates, making her income uncertain. She has tried her best to continue working through cancer treatment, but this is not always possible given the side effects. Angel Foundation was able to provide her with $600 to help her support her family while continuing her cancer treatment.