My husband was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer in March 2016. Our world as we knew it will never be the same.
My husband was declared disabled immediately. He worked for a small, family owned business that had no benefits. We had no savings, 401K, etc as I had been laid off twice in 2 years. We were still recovering from that. My salary alone was not enough to pay our expenses. We never needed assistance before and were unsure how to go about asking for it.
Our social worker from the hospital suggested applying to Helping Hands. I worked with Erin and she was wonderful! Always upbeat, always ready to help. I think what I remember most is, after processing the bills I sent her, I told her how much peace of mind she had given us she replied, “That’s the point! One less thing! It is very much our pleasure!”
We could not have made it without Helping Hands. They paid the expenses we couldn’t. This is truly an amazing organization.