Letter # 921 Cancer patient in need Letter#921
I work for St. Joseph Health Regional Cancer Care. I work with some amazing cancer patients each and every day; as do my colleagues. We have several patients that have some real needs. I know that Christmas is over a month away, but some of these needs are more urgent, so I thought I would tell you ahead of time.
I would say the most fitting gifts would be Visa gift cards for about $250--$500 or so each. Sometimes is it is hard to meet the variety of needs a patient has. Often, the most important really are the basic need of money for gas for their car, the bus, for prescriptions, food, clothing and funds for PG&E.
I will introduce you to some specific patients that I know have specific needs that the gift cards could help with.
Art is an 80 year old man with prostate cancer. He was in shared housing with his girlfriend, but she recently passed away. He unfortunately was having to live in his car until he recently took a job as a caretaker for a 90 year old man in Healdsburg. I am so inspired that he would care for someone else, despite his own needs and illness. Art has no family support, needs financial help in the form of a Visa gift card so that he can buy food and gas to get to his own treatments.
If we could give her $250 + in the form of Visa cards, that would be so very helpful. she would be so grateful.
Thank you Santa for helping me each year with cancer patients.
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