Melondy applied for the Answers for Angels grant during the month of November which is Lung Cancer Awareness month. Answers for Angels (AFA) a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all-volunteer organization offers programs and services to support individuals and/or families impacted by cancer. As a rule AFA awards $350 to individuals, but during the month of November, AFA awards $500 in memory of 2 very important individuals to our organization who also had lung cancer.
Melondy is a single parent undergoing treatment for lung cancer at a hospital in Oak Lawn. On May 17, 2018 she had surgery to remove the tumors and since then she is in excruciating pain. She has concerns and fears of not having a roof over her and her 10-month old baby’s head, not having enough money to pay rent, utilities, and groceries. Her concerns and fears were growing so much so that throughout the day, she would look at her baby, count to 10 and take a few deep breaths to help reduce the stress.
With your help, Answers for Angels paid for Melondy’s Commonwealth Edison and Nicor Gas bills and provided a Wal-Mart gift card for groceries and household items for her and her little baby which totaled $500.
All of us at Answers for Angels, Melondy and her baby value our donors and we are very thankful for your consideration of cancer patients and their families.
Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!
Katie Davis, President