Letter # 932 Cancer patient in need Letter#932
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.
Bradley is a 54 year old man with metastatic brain cancer. He was living with his sister, but then she couldn't have him there anymore, so he is now homeless. He needs financial help in the form of a Visa gift card so that he can buy clothes, food etc. He could use a warm sleeping bag, we hope that he finds shelter soon.
If we could give him $250 + in the form of Visa cards, that would be very helpful.
Thank you Santa for helping me with Bradley.
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