Cancer patient needs help with bills

11/16/2010 12:00 AM

11/16/2010 6:11 AM

Share the Season is an annual campaign that offers one-time aid to people affected by unforeseen hardships. The people are not identified to protect their privacy

The 42-year-old mother of a teenage son was diagnosed with breast cancer in January.

A few months ago, the company where she worked let her go.

"I am having a hard time keeping up with my expenses this month due to having to pay medical insurance through Cobra," she wrote on her application. "I am praying that I get better and am able to work soon."

These are hard times, the mother said in an interview with The Eagle.

"I am trying to juggle everything with the new income and still trying to make ends meet," she said.

A friend told her about Share the Season. She's hoping they can help.

"It has gotten really bad," she said.

Send contributions to Share the Season at the Wichita Community Foundation, 301 N. Main, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67202.

To donate online, go to Donors will be listed in The Eagle; please note if you prefer to remain anonymous.

To apply for help: Download an application at, or pick one up at the Salvation Army, 350 N. Market, Wichita, KS 67201. For more information, call 316-263-2769.

So far, Share the Season has received: $8,860.

Donors include: Anonymous Gift 1, Mr. Jerry Blackerby, Mr. Ira D. Bonebright, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Dement, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Freeman, Ms. Lea L. Jordan, Mr. and Mrs. John G. McCune, Ms. Donna G. Nulik, Ms. Jo M. O'Dell, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Wynne III.

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