Cancer Mother of 2 daughters needs help with Rent ASAP!

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My name is Samantha Howard; I am a 28 year old mother of two daughters 7 and 9. I am trying to get financial assistance because this year has been one of the hardest years of my life. In August 2013 I found a lump, got an ultrasound, mammogram and biopsy. I found out August 27th, 2013 that I had stage 3 breast cancer, and from there my life was very hard. In September, I had surgery to have a power port inserted, and then I started chemo in September, I had chemo every 3 weeks for 5 hours a day. After the second chemo is when I decided to shave my head since I was losing it constantly and making me very depressed. The day after chemo I always had to go get the Nupagen (spelling sorry) shot, because the Nylasta shot made me very sick, actually put me in the hospital for over a week and in that time I was actually in ICU for a couple days. I finished chemo on December 26, 2013, and had a month to myself. January 2014, I had a double mastectomy, and then started radiation 6 weeks later, and finished radiation in May 2014. My Dr. Dev Paul, has kept eyes on me, and my thyroid, and decided to have me get to a specialist for this. I went and saw Dr. Kimberly Vanderveen, she did a biopsy in June 2014, and then I found out I had thyroid cancer as well. This tore me to pieces, just hearing this word again. On July 2014 I had a thyroidectomy, and had the whole thyroid removed, doctor stated that I had 2 types of cancer there; just the past weekend I secluded myself in the hospital for 3 days to do the radioactive iodine, since I am not allowed to be around anyone. I have had time off in September because I caught pneumonia twice, so things have been so bad.

Financially, my family and I are struggling, we need to get our rent paid for the month of October it was due on the 6th and our landlord is not happy, I don’t want to be evicted, I have nowhere to go, I have this week to figure out how to get $950 for rent before my hysterectomy on Friday, October 10, 2014. My husband is out of work starting this week and next week because he had to have surgery on his hernia, so he won’t be getting paid for his time off.

Please help me pay my rent!! We are struggling a lot right now, and knowing I am having surgery coming up, has actually made me have a few nervous breakdowns. Not only has all this made it hard for me, it’s been very hard on my husband and our marriage. We are trying to stay strong for each other, but it’s very hard on him because he has to be strong for me. He has been by my side this last year for everything, and it’s been a rocky road. It has actually been a very long first year of marriage for us. We got married on February 14, 2013 and then come August we found out I had cancer.

We could use help financially with our rent. Our number one is rent of $950 before she evicts us! We do need help with other bills like, food, water, electric. I have tried applying everywhere today and I guess because I'm not completely disabled and because I work, no one will help me is how I feel!

With Love,
Samantha Howard


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