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I am writing to thank the UBCF for the grant that will pay my mortgage.  I was given the application by my patient navigator at the Virginia Cancer Center when I was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer.

I was so overwhelmed by the diagnosis and the new that the medical bills were going to pile up fast.  I filled out the forms and she sent them in for me.  I have been through 3 months of chemo and am now out on medical leave following a double mastectomy.  My next step is 7 weeks of radiation.

You don’t know how much having a mortgage paid for the month will help.  I am single mom with 3 teenagers.  I am now able to pay other bills that have now gotten behind.

I cannot tell you how grateful and blessed I feel for the help you have extended to my family.  Thank you again for the gift of survival.