Hello, My name is Melissa and 4 months ago my world was tossed around and is still spinning!!In August was unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer.It's a very scary and dark thing to hear, but fighting the cancer is only part of it. In the past 4 months I have had 3surgeries,2 biopsies,2 major infections and am now going thru chemotheraphy treatments. Once the chemo is over its on to radiation. Well,I have a great family and wonderful friends, but there is only so much they can do,afterall they all have their own families to care for. I have worked my whole life,NEVER asked for any help before and find this very difficult to do. My problem is if I don't work I don't get paid. I have been on a FMLA leave but get NO financial assistance other than $200 monthly in food stamps. I live alone and haven't been able to pay my bills since mid Sept(didnt take long to go thru my savings) My landlord has been great but can't wait much longer. I have 5 grandchildren and I can not even buy them a Christmas.Two of my young grandchildren had birthdays last month and I was not even able to buy them a gift.Well,until today I at least had a job to go back to.This morning I was informed that after 6 &1/2years of full time employment I was terminated today because I "haven't healed quickly enough" I'm so sorry to ask (and embarrased)for any kind of financial assisstance you could help me with.You'd be suprised how much $10 is when you don't have it. Thank you and God Bless you!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
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