“When I received the difficult news that I had a serious disease, I was absolutely devastated. My entire world collapsed.
After the initial shock, I understood that there was hope, and that it was up to me to fight a difficult war which I had no choice but to win.
I had received a plan for recovery. A difficult, painful and long one, but one I knew I had to take.
But when I looked at the plan, I saw that it was going to cost me money…lots of money! I live on a very meager pension. Where was I going to get the money that I needed for the fight of my life? For the extra transportation costs, extra medicines?
I lifted my eyes to heaven, and I said a silent prayer, “God, you gave me a disease. Now give me the power to fight it. Help me!!!”
And then, there you were, this amazing organization. Like faithful messengers of God, your grant was a ray of light in the darkness. A modest sum. But one that gave me hope that I’d have the strength for my personal war, and that God would help me.
I will never forget that first push. The first step that you gave me that enabled my first step toward victory. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will never forget this.”