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"We would like to Thank You for your generosity. Thank You, Thank You! God bless you all! This will pay a doctor bill for us. God has many angels to help us on this long & difficult journey, Our faith has been our Rock to keep us going. Some day I will pay this forward! God Bless!"
"[Sincerely, The S******'*]"
"We just received the Visa card and donations for B*******--- HUGE THANK YOU!!!! You have NO idea how much this helps and means to us! We are so very, very thankful! We have never received monetary help from anywhere and we are so thankful!!!! THANK YOU!"
"My brother was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, he is only 35 years old, and has a 3 year old son, so it has been difficult for my family, as you can imagine. He has completed 5 weeks of chemo and radiation, healed for 4 weeks, and now is scheduled to have what is left of the tumor removed. My parents and brother live in Iowa, I live in Illinois. I was wondering if there is assistance available to help with payments of a hotel room, particularly for my parents who have had to take many unpaid days off work to travel to appointments, consultations, tests, and treatments.".....
.."I wanted to thank you for helping my family out during this incredibly difficult time. We really appreciate the hotel rooms. We spent a large amount of time at the hospital, but it was helpful to be able to come back to the hotel rooms for some much needed rest..."
"..the support from our family, friends, and people like you have eased some of the difficulty of this situation and I greatly appreciate it. My family asked me to express their thanks to you..."
"I was diagnosed with stage 3 lymphoma in Dec. 2012 and had a blood clot that went to my lungs. I am now taking radiation treatments at Iowa Methodist Cancer Center, I have 20 treatments every day Monday thru Friday. I drive back and forth every day from Leon, IA (which is 140 mile round trip)."..... "The Care Coordinator from John Stoddard has given me fuel cards from Endure Iowa.... I wanted to thank you and let you know how much your help has been greatly appreciated, thank you for your organization"
"...My name is K*****B*** I am a nurse care coordinator at John Stoddard Cancer Center. I have a patient in need of assistance with gas reimbursement. She lives in Osceola and has to make daily trips to DSM for radiation treatments.... was wondering if Endure Iowa would be able to bridge that gap with a gas card"....."Thank you, We really appreciate this program."
"[RN, MSN, OCN].."Writing on behalf of 24 year old patient with metastatic melanoma. He is unable to currently work as he is undergoing chemotherapy X 1 month then will be doing a year long therapy...wanting to see if I can get him and his wife gas cards to help with travel expenses daily from Carlisle"....."Thanks!
Appreciate your consideration and work you are doing to serve others..."
"...My husband is battling CCL and its not going well, his treatments are now in Iowa City. Money has gotten really tight, and I am hoping there might be some funding for a gas gift card? We live just outside of Des Moines in Polk County"....."I am really greatful for all the help you have given us.."
"..[I received a pamphlet from the Care Coordinator at John Stoddard]..my husband is currently in his last rounds of chemotherapy...[being diagnosed with testicular cancer that returned in his lungs]...bills are mounting. We have cut out as much we possibly can, but things like medical cost, gas and food continue to pile up."....."I appreciate this service more than I can say, and appreciate your generosity."
"[PFC R******] .. from Story County, IA needing transportation [spending last days with "MA"] to Des Moines, IA"..."thank you so much for the gas cards, I wouldn't of been able to spend time with my Grandmother, otherwise.. [who was under In-Home Hospice Care]..and say good-bye"...
..."your organization was quick to help and so generous, thank you again for easing the stress and making it possible for me to spend Ma's last days with her. Sharing good memories and saying, "I love you and I will miss you." Thank you again, for making that possible. [PFC R****** USMC]
"I'm currently undergoing chemo treatments, and unable to work. I was looking for some assistance with medical bills or gas?".....thank you, the [Casey's] gas cards have been very beneficial getting me back and forth to treatments"...
..." and thank you for the [Visa] Walgreens gift cards, they covered everything I needed."
"[Broadlawns Medical Center;Follow Up]..from Guthrie Center".."hospitalized here at Broadlawns, scheduled for surgery at U of I".."wife of 30+yrs is on disability, they have no money left for gas or lodging [hospitalized for at least 5 days if not more]..."
... "thank you to "Our Angel" Endure Iowa for all your help"