Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cases 87-89: Woman Battling Breast Cancer Cares for Five Grandchildren

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cases 87-89: Woman Battling Breast Cancer Cares for Five Grandchildren

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CASE 87 - Mrs. T, 50, has struggled to provide for her five grandchildren since she was diagnosed with breast cancer eight years ago. Her fight against cancer has left her unable to work a regular job, and the disability benefits she receives are the family's only source of income. She struggles to pay utility bills, which amount to more than $500 a month. She would appreciate assistance with car repairs, plus beds for her five grandchildren, who range in age from 1 to 10.

CASE 88 - R has faced a lot of loss in recent years after two of his children died, but his 8-year-old grandson, whom he is raising alone, keeps him going. At age 48, R has severe back issues and paralysis that prevent him from working. His income from his disability gives them enough to pay the rent and utilities but leaves little for medical bills and the needs of an 8-year-old. …

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