Who We've Helped
Here are just a few of the women who've received our assistance.
“M” in GA
Our sister “M” was waiting for temporary disability payments to kick in after complications from treatment forced her to stop working. While she waited, we were able to help her family out in a tough time with groceries and gift cards. She said, “Thank u so much. I’m so happy and grateful, I start crying happy tears. You just don't know how much this is going to help me. I appreciate it so much. Thank you again!”
“E” in WA
This single mom was working full time when she was diagnosed with breast cancer that eventually spread to her bones. To accommodate her treatment schedule, “E” had to cut her working hours, which tightened her budget considerably. To ease her financial burden we were able to help with grocery gift cards and house cleaning to give her a little more time to relax.
"M" in North Carolina
For the newly wed “M” and her husband things have been tight since her original diagnosis. With the treatment center being an hour away it was a problem to get there each week. We stepped in and gave her gas cards to ensure she could continue to make her appointments.
“J” in NY
This single mom was let go from her job only 2 weeks after her stage 3 diagnosis. We sent her grocery gift cards to make sure she can feed both herself and her children during treatment.
"V" in Arizona
“V” was struggling to pay rent, COBRA and feed her 3 kittens on her unemployment checks. We were able to make sure she fed herself by sending grocery gift cards. She is extremely grateful for having been “thrown a life preserver.”
"B" in Washington
Things have been stressful for “B” due to having just moved to the area right before diagnosis and having no family there to help her out. We’ve been able to help out with gift cards to cover prescriptions, as well as groceries and gas.
"B" in Colorado
With reconstructive surgery scheduled, "B" will need a little help with meals while she's recuperating. We've sent her a Whole Foods gift card so she can continue to eat healthy while she recovers. We've also sent her a grocery gift card to help cover the expense of prescriptions not covered by insurance. "B" has always been the one to reach out to others. We're glad we could show her a little love for a change!
"R" in Pennsylvania
No one ever said chemo was easy. But it's even tougher with a toddler underfoot every day. We sent "R" some gift cards to places she can take her little one to keep him entertained like McDonald's and Cold Stone.
"K" in Illinois
Cancer is always unfair. But even more so when you've battled it once...and find yourself gearing up to fight again. "K" deserved a little pampering after all her appointments and tests. We sent her a spa package so she could take a little time to relax during all the craziness.
Our sister "K" has passed.
"L" in New York
"L" is in the midst of the battle of her life...we sent her a little something to sweeten things up.
Our sister "L" has passed.
"N" in California
A single mom who's just finished treatment, "N" needed a little help staying on top of expenses. We gave her a helping hand. "N" said, " At the end of my treatment I was left in a spot of being overwhelmed financially...A gift card for groceries took some of the pressure off so that I could concentrate on more important things like living and thriving beyond a cancer diagnosis." We also sent a little something extra for her daughter who said, "Thank you for remembering me. I really enjoyed the gift card and being able to go to McDonald's for a treat with my mom and BFF Tatum. It was a nice celebration." She deserved it!
"R" in Texas
Getting back on her feet following treatment, "R" is still struggling. We made her car payment and paid her auto insurance to relieve a little stress while she continues to work, care for her young daughter, and fight the beast. "R" was grateful for the help and said, "You're the coolest, and your donors are just amazing. I really can't thank you enough. This will give me just the tiniest cushion this month, and I desperately needed it."
"D" in Indiana
“D” has breast cancer that’s now metastatic. As the foster mother of four special needs children, she’s committed to making their lives as normal as possible. Her situation has been compounded by the fact that her sister has also been diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer. We set up a housecleaning team to give her one less thing to worry about. She told us she’s “extraordinarily grateful for this gift and the time it will afford me to spend with my children.”
“B” in MO
Already living on a tight budget, “B” became overextended financially even though she was still working full time. Meanwhile, soaring gas prices were making it hard for her to fund her frequent doctor appointments. We sent her some gas cards make sure she could get there every time. She told us,
“Oh my goodness, thank you so much for the gas cards, It will especially help with the 30 radiation treatments I have coming up. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“J” in CA
This part time teacher was unsure if she’d be able to find a full-time job with health benefits in time to cover her treatments. We helped ease her personal expenses by providing her with restaurant and grocery cards while she got back on her feet.”
“I received the package of gift cards this weekend and I just wanted to say, thank you so much! They will be so helpful in the coming months.”
“R” in NYC
She recently began a new chemo to fight her stage 4 progression. She likes to use online grocery stores that deliver to make things easier for her. We made sure she was able to continue to keep her fridge stocked so she can continue to be strong.
“C” had her mastectomy the day after she got married. She’s been struggling to get by and support her daughter as well. We sent her gas cards to get to her appointments and grocery gift cards to help keep food on the table.
"M" in Indiana
Like so many others “M” was hit hard when laid off from her job. Trying to pay for treatment and medication only made things worse. We were able to send her grocery and gas cards to help out while she got on her feet.
"C" in New Jersey
The YSC sisters and their generous friends and family raised enough money to send "C" and her little boy to Disney World before beginning treatment for Stage IV breast cancer. We couldn't be left out of the excitement and sent a gift basket full of snacks, drinks and activities to help them save money and keep the little guy busy in the hotel room!
"C" in California
Breast cancer has been exceptionally hard on "C," a single mom. When she got behind in her rent and was facing eviction, we stepped in and got her caught up, taking a huge load off her mind, allowing her to focus on healing.
"J" in Illinois
We sent her a little something to bring a smile to her face as she prepares to take on cancer once again.
"J" in Oregon
A Target gift card went out to our sister "J" who has been unable to work since her journey began and has been getting by with very little in the way of personal products like toiletries. Since "J" has a great sense of humor, we know she won't mind us mentioning she'd been using paper towels as toilet paper. OMG get that girl some Charmin immediately!
"R" in Ohio
It's been a tough road for "R." She's on her own with her children and continuing to fight her battle with cancer. We sent her a wheeled cart so she can get to the store to pick up her groceries a little easier. We're also covering her YMCA membership to help fight fatigue. She wrote to us, "I'm no longer able to drive, and with the injuries to my spine caused by lesions and the resulting radiation therapy, carrying a gallon of milk becomes difficult. I live in an apartment complex, and the laundry room is across the parking lot. Carrying baskets in the middle of winter is not something I was looking forward to. Thanks to my dear friend Deb, I no longer have to worry about either of these problems."
"A" in Conneticut
After a victory against breast cancer, “A” learned chemo severely damaged her heart. We found a wonderful photographer who donated her time to shoot a family portrait, and had the picture framed as a lasting memory for her family. Unfortunately, “A” passed away before the project was complete. But we hope the picture offers comfort to her family and a remembrance of happier times.
Our sister “A” has passed away.
"K" in MD
After breast cancer treatment, "K" is ready to go back to work. But her hair isn’t. She told us, “It’s most definitely not professional looking.” With the help of a generous sister and an online wig store credit, we were able to get “K” a wig in a style that looks similar to what she had before. She said, “Thank you just does not seem to say enough. But thank you so very much – I cannot tell you how much this means to me. I feel like a giant weight has been lifted and the day seems brighter.” So glad we could help a gal out.
“S” in MD
This young, single mother of two was struggling with to keep her head above water, pay her bills and rent on a very limited income. With the help of gift cards for gas, restaurants and groceries, we were able to relieve a bit of the strain. She wrote, “Thank you so much! You are truly angels! God bless. I can't say thank you enough!”
“L” in AZ
“L” and her family were struggling to pay their bills, but unexpected car repair costs kept hitting them hard. We were able to help her with some much-needed gas cards, as well as some grocery gift cards to make her family’s life a little easier. She wrote us, “THANK YOU SO MUCH for the gift cards, you have no idea how much they are going to help me! I will never be able to express my deep appreciation. One less thing to worry about!”
“M” in TX
Quitting her job after her breast cancer diagnosis put a real strain on her family of four, who were struggling to cover all their expenses on just her husband’s income. We were happy to help ease their cash shortage with grocery, gas and restaurant gift cards. She told us, “Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. It really touched me.”
“A” in Washington
Our friend "A" has been struggling to make ends meet while on disability due to bone mets. We helped her out last month to help ease the financial stress.
"C" in California
“C” was already unemployed when diagnosed with breast cancer. Because of this she was unable to collect either unemployment or disability. She told us she was “finding it challenging to focus on getting better.” We helped by sending restaurant and grocery gift cards.
"F" in California
For a single mom struggling with advanced breast cancer and frequent hospital stays, keeping food on the table has been difficult. We sent her gift cards for her local grocery store, as well as for Subway and McDonald's for those nights when cooking is just too overwhelming. She told us, "I would like to give thanks to you for helping me with the gifts cards they really help me and my family alot in the time of need. Your support has meant alot to me and my family. Thank you again so much."
"S" in California
A single mom with a young daughter, "S" needed a little extra help this month. We sent her a grocery gift card to help feed her family while going through treatment.
"J" in Illinois
Things are rough for "J" right now. Breast cancer has spread and she's fighting hard to keep it at bay. We sent her a spa package to help her relax, and are arranging a deep clean of her home to make things more pleasant when she returns home from surgery. She told us, "Wanted to thank you and the BC Sisterhood for their generosity! It was wonderful to come home from the hospital to a clean house and the pool opened up! Also can't wait to hit up the spa! Your generosity and kindness is much appreciated. Thank you! xxoo"
Our sister "J" has passed.
"N" in Maryland
Chemo is tough, but waiting those long months for hair to grow again just adds insult to injury! We sent “N” the wig style she’d been dreaming of. Now she can get on with life and leave the bald head behind. She told us, “I can't thank you enough. This is just what I needed as a "pick me up" before the holidays! I'm so excited!” Rock that new look, “N!”
"S" in Pennsylvania
For this working mom, the idea of adding chemo to her already busy schedule was daunting. We thought "S" could use a hand. So we’re sending a cleaning crew to her home every three weeks (to coincide with her chemo sessions) so she can recover from her chemo cocktail in a clean, organized home. A gift card to her local grocery store will ensure the family has food on the table for the next month. "S" said, "I sit here thinking how much the world sucks after opening up rejection letter after rejection letter from SSI, Disability, Medical Assistance, etc., and then I get this grocery gift card in the mail and I realize I am wrong. I am truly touched and I thank you from the bottom of my heart."Feel better, "S" We've got your back.
"L" in FL
When she had to decide between groceries and prescriptions, we stepped in to take care of her dilemma. Later, when she was in hospice care, we provided a grocery gift card so she could indulge in her love of fresh fruit, and to offset the extra costs of her care.
Our sister "L" has passed.
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