Profiles

Profiles in Courage – March/Passover 2021

A., 66 years old, diagnosed with advanced breast cancer after losing her job as a pre-school assistant. Husband is ill and showing signs of dementia. Couple had been managing on small pensions until the extra costs of having cancer appeared. Grant awarded to help A....

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Profiles in Courage – February 2021

Profiles in Courage – February 2021

Grants were reveiwed and sent early this month, so recipients would get them in time for the holidays. Sample February 2021 Lemonade Fund grant: H., 42, married, 4 young children, getting chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer, awaiting surgery. Two adult siblings...

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Profiles in Courage – January 2021

Starting 2021 with stories of 2 breast cancer patients who needed help, who got Lemonade Fund grants this week: R., 42 years old, married with 4 children (ages 7-15.) (Husband not working, is fully disabled.) D. was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in August, now...

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Profiles in Courage – August 2020

T. is a 38 year old widow with 5 children (ages 3-13,) from a town in the Jezreel Valley. In May she discovered a lump in her breast which turned out to be malignant. T. doesn't live near family, but until now she has been able to manage financially on her widow's...

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Even if I Cannot Find the Words…

  This year, I cannot find the words. On 9 Av 5770 (July 20, 2010,) out of the blue, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thank God, I am fine. I remember in 2010 thinking about 2020 as if the number itself was a mirage, a miracle. And, here we are. I am very...

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Profiles in Courage – January 2020

G., 62, divorced, was a proudly self-supporting senior citizen until she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had worked as a bookkeeper and then transitioned to eldercare. Lymphedema, a side effect of surgery to remove malignant lymph glands, has caused limited...

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