Diagnosis:A 28 y/o single woman diagnosed with Lymphoma and receiving chemotherapy. She started a new job at the same time she was diagnosed with cancer and wasn’t eligible for FMLA or paid time off from work. She needed to miss days from work because of chemotherapy, and therefore, had a decrease income.
Grant:Paige Tibbett’s grant helped pay her rent so she didn’t fall behind and didn’t have the financial resources to pay on her own.
Diagnosis:A 27 y/o young man with brain tumor. He is not able to work at this time because of difficulties with balance and vision. He has now moved back in with his parents. He is paying for COBRA to continue his insurance which has make it difficult to keep up with his other bills.
Grant:The Paige Tibbetts fund helped to pay his student loan and car insurance.
Diagnosis:A 21 year old woman with a T cell lymphoma who was working three jobs to support herself prior to her diagnosis.
Grant:While she is awaiting approval for social security disability, the Paige Tibbetts fund helped to pay her household bills including electric and one month of rent.
Diagnosis:A 23 year old woman who was living in Nashville but was quarantining with her parents in Montgomery County when she was diagnosed with sarcoma. She is currently being staged and will begin 5 weeks of radiation next week followed by surgery.
Grant:The Paige Tibbetts fund helped to pay for movers to pack and ship her belongings to PA so she can continue living with her parents during treatment.
Diagnosis:20 yo man who lives in Atlantic City, NJ with his grandmother. He was recently diagnosed with synovial sarcoma and had surgical resection. He is in the process of starting chemotherapy. He has family members help him with rides to and from Jefferson for his appointments, but the cost of gas and tolls has been burdensome.
Grant:The Paige Tibbetts fund helped to offset the cost of his transportation.
Diagnosis:A 35 year old woman. She had to have all of her teeth pulled prior to her treatment for a neuroendocrine tumor because the treatment can cause osteonecrosis of the jaw. She didn’t have dental coverage and couldn’t afford dentures, so she has not had teeth for the last year.
Grant:We were able to use The Paige Fund to pay for her full set of dentures. The social worker said when the patient was in the office last week she was wearing them and everyone saw her smile for the first time, her smile lit up the whole room.
Diagnosis:A 35 year old single woman with recurrent, metastatic ovarian cancer. She wanted to pursue fertility preservation prior to treatment.
Grant:The Paige Fund paid this cost that she wouldn’t be able to afford on her own.
Diagnosis:A 35 year old single mother who is receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. She doesn’t have a prescription plan.
Grant:The Paige Fund provided her with the money to help pay for medications that she needed for treatment.
Diagnosis:A 29 year old single mother with two young children is receiving treatment for ovarian cancer. She used up all her sick leave and vacation time and was missing work due to chemotherapy treatments.
Grant:The Paige Fund helped pay household bills and rent that she wouldn’t otherwise be able to pay.
Diagnosis:A 30 year old woman diagnosed with cancer of the lacrimal gland that is now metastatic to the bones. She was living in Reading PA, but receiving treatment at Jefferson.
Grant:The Paige Fund paid for her temporary lodging with a host family during her treatment.