When Raquel’s young son Mikalo was diagnosed with leukemia, she quickly learned that her rainy day fund was no match for the cost of cancer.
Everything we do at Family Reach goes back to our families who are facing the financial barriers of cancer – and it all started with our founding families.
When Robyn was diagnosed, she quickly realized that the cost of cancer can be just as devastating as the physical and emotional side effects.
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.”