Where Donations Go
- A cancer patient had to stop working temporarily due to a blood clot. We paid one month’s phone bill so that he could stay in touch with his doctors and social workers.
- We paid the motel bill for a few nights for an out-of-town leukemia patient who had to be in isolation during his treatments and thus could not stay at the Hospitality House. This patient was uninsured and had no money to pay for his own housing.
- We paid for one month’s storage of a breast cancer patient’s belongings while she looked for a place to live.
- A $200 Food Lion gift certificate went to a woman with serious, probably terminal, gynecological cancer. She lives with a very sick and illiterate husband along with five children in a one-room shack in Louisa. The money paid for food for the family.
- A woman dealing with Hodgkin’s disease for four years, in the midst of a stem cell transplant, and taking care of a dying mother had trouble paying her utilities bills. We paid the phone bill for one month.
- A man with a brain tumor had not yet been qualified for Social Security disability. We paid the phone bill for one month.
- A gentleman with throat cancer and having undergone radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery was about to run out of short-term disability, and his long-term Disability had not yet started. We paid his rent for one month.
- A cancer patient recovering from a stem cell transplant developed graft versus host disease. She was on the brink of bankruptcy. We paid her electric bill for a month.
- A man with head and neck cancer had trouble paying his rent. The landlord wrote that the man had been a good tenant for six and a half years. We paid one month’s rent.
- A brain tumor patient was unable to pay for medication he desperately needed. The pharmaceutical company agreed to provide the medication for free, but he needed a supply to hold him over until the free medication arrived. We paid for one month’s worth of medication.
- A 65-year-old woman with metastatic liver cancer supported herself on Social Security and a part-time job as a short-order cook. Knowing that her prognosis was bad, she wanted to remain independent as long as possible. We paid for one month’s rent.
- We paid $325 towards dentures for a man who lost his teeth as the result of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for head and neck cancer.
- A 38-year-old brain tumor patient was not being treated well by her family. We paid one month’s rent to allow her to move into a trailer which would be covered by her disability income.