Our Young Family's Journey Back from Cancer
Organized by: Marie Slone
Hi! Two years ago, I was diagnosed with Stage 2b cervical cancer and underwent a massive amount of chemo and radiation. Our young family was devastated. I could not return to my teaching job right away because I was too ill from treatment. And my husband was furloughed from his job during my treatment. In order to keep our health insurance, we were transferred far from home and are trying to rebuild our lives. I completed my master's degree while recovering and am doing well. However, we have suffered financially in tremendous ways. I have been trying hard to find another teaching job but have been unlucky so far. I do not receive any disability payments at all and work various jobs from home. We struggle to pay rent and would do much better if we could buy a home. The only thing holding us back is the downpayment....all our savings have been taken by medical bills. Please help us reach our goal so our two small children can have a home of their own and help us move forward.