Matt and Yi, research scientists, share their story of how Family Reach’s Financial Planning for Cancer Program helped them navigate treatment costs.
“After the multiple relapses, we quickly hit a breaking point and were concerned about affording Michael’s treatment, while paying for our basic bills, housing, and necessities,” share the Longos.
The financial burden of cancer, on top of everyday struggles and unexpected hospital visits, makes overcoming a cancer diagnosis even more challenging.
Nathan, a cancer survivor, will continue to focus on his health one day at a time, but the cost of cancer will linger over his family for years to come.
“Cancer has created an unspeakable amount of debt for me, which is just embarrassing. I am not sure how I will be able to buy groceries and pay for car insurance or rent most months,” says Mia. “The mental toll and worry it brings is exhausting and keeps me awake most nights.”
Damara is a loving mother to five children. She resides in Ohio with her two youngest and husband. Singing, cooking and writing make her days
Cancer-fighter Isaiah’s routine surgery gone wrong altered the financial and mental stability of his family and ultiamately changed the course of his life.
Rula had never experienced being sick or needing to be on disability, but she quickly learned that cancer doesn’t discriminate. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, read Rula’s story about how she faced the hardships of cancer as a successful businesswoman and single mother to three beautiful children.