The high cost of cancerImagine being told you need treatment to live but not being able to afford it? This is what so many people in our community experience every day, and Damara is no exception. Her loved ones rallied behind her and raised enough money so she could pay out-of-pocket for a double mastectomy, which she received. “In less than a year, I racked up $130,000 in medical bills,” shared Damara. “I felt defeated.” After learning about Damara’s journey and the struggles her family was facing, we stepped in. Thanks to our tremendous supporters, we were able to provide Damara with mortgage assistance so she could focus on healing in her home with her family. Additionally, we referred Damara to our Financial Navigation program to further help her with navigating out-of-pocket expenses. Damara is currently waiting to have another surgery to remove her ovaries since there’s an 80% chance she will get ovarian cancer. “I don’t know any other way but to push forward,” says Damara. “It’s in my blood. I have to show my kids to keep going. Music and humor help, too.” Make a difference for families facing the financial burden of cancer. Donate today.
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